Di Maio is Italy's new foreign minister, Gualtieri gets finance portfolio

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04 sept. 2019, 16.12

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Wednesday named Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio as foreign minister and Roberto Gualtieri as finance minister in a new crisis-busting government.

Former deputy prime minister Di Maio, pro-European economist Gualtieri and the rest of the government will be sworn in on Thursday at 0800 GMT, ending a nearly month-long crisis.

Lawyer and former Milan security chief Luciana Lamorgese will take over from far-right leader Matteo Salvini, who prompted the crisis, as interior minister.

Deputy Democratic Party leader Lorenzo Guerini will be the new defence minister, Conte said.