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Montevideo, September 22nd 2018 - 13:16 UTC

Tag: IMF interim prime minister

  • Tuesday, May 29th 2018 - 08:11 UTC

    Italy's Mattarella appoints ex IMF interim prime minister and quells the situation... for now

    President Sergio Mattarella vetoed the parties' choice of a euro skeptic as economy minister, prompting populist parties to accuse the president of betraying voters

    Italy's president set the country on a path back to fresh elections on Monday, appointing a former International Monetary Fund official as interim prime minister with the task of planning for snap polls and to pass the next budget. The decision to appoint Carlo Cottarelli to form a stopgap administration sets the stage for elections that are likely to be fought over Italy's role in the European Union and the euro zone, a prospect that is rattling global financial markets.