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Impeachment calls after Italy president's 'treason'

Impeachment calls after Italy president's 'treason'

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Italy's president is facing calls for his impeachment after refusing to appoint a key minister backed by the country's prospective prime minister. Sergio Mattarella would not endorse Eurosceptic Paolo Savona as economy minister, despite him being supported by Giuseppe Conte - who was picked as a compromise prime ministerial candidate by the populist coalition hoping to form a government.Mr Conte, a little-known 53-year-old lawyer with no political experience, subsequently rejected Mr Matteralla's offer to form an administration - throwing Italy into fresh political crisis.The country has been without a government since elections on 4 March left the Eurosceptic 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League Nord as the two largest parties in a hung parliament.Mr Mattarella summon...