The New Paper

February 15, 2021

Mario Draghi sworn in as Italian PM

Mario Draghi was sworn in as Italy’s new prime minister on Saturday, ending weeks of political uncertainty that began after his predecessor (Giuseppe Conte) resigned in January. Draghi, who garnered widespread support across the country’s political spectrum, will now be tasked with leading Italy’s ongoing coronavirus response and determining how to spend ~$240B of recovery funds.

Extra: Draghi previously served as head of the European Central Bank and was widely lauded for his efforts during the eurozone crisis.
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