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Italian PM Conte says not ready to step aside after EU vote: paper

December 20, 2018 6:54 AM
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MILAN (Reuters) - Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told an Italian newspaper on Thursday he was not ready to give up his job in favor of Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini after a European election in May.

“Honestly not, I’m not ready to hand over the baton,” Conte told the Corriere della Sera daily when asked if he was willing to be replaced by Salvini, whose right-wing League party has become the most popular party in the coalition.

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