Luigi Di Maio, head of Italy’s Five Star Movement (M5S). Photo: AFP

Rival Italian parties M5S and PD to form new coalition government, staving off elections and ending ‘the craziest crisis ever’

  • Five Star said the coalition would be led by outgoing prime minister Giuseppe Conte
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Luigi Di Maio, head of Italy’s Five Star Movement (M5S). Photo: AFP
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Ties with China have warmed while Giuseppe Conte (right) has been Italy’s prime minister. Photo: EPA-EFE

Could Giuseppe Conte’s exit be the end of Italy’s closer ties with China?

  • Italian prime minister fostered warmer relations with Beijing but his resignation could give a boost to the League party led by China critic Matteo Salvini
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Ties with China have warmed while Giuseppe Conte (right) has been Italy’s prime minister. Photo: EPA-EFE
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