Mario Draghi at the head of a broad coalition

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Mario Draghi’s mediation is quite a feat. The former central banker has succeeded in rallying the long-standing enemies and political rivals behind his presidency of the Council. His motley government, to be confirmed again by a vote of confidence in Parliament, is made up of the forces led by populist comedian Beppe Grillo, Machiavellian Democrat Matteo Renzi, nationalist sovereignist Matteo Salvini and charismatic caiman Silvio Berlusconi.

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