Following an unexpected political crisis over the summer, Italy officially has a new government led, once again, by Professor Giuseppe Conte. The Prime Minister has unveiled the list of Ministers in his new Cabinet, backed by the 5 Star Movement (5SM), the Democratic Party and “Liberi e Uguali,” a movement funded by former leftist Democrats. After being formally sworn in, the new government will face a confidence vote in the parliament. The government’s agenda has shifted to the left, with a strong focus on social inequalities, education and green economy, but it also includes some of 5SM’s longstanding proposals, including institutional reforms (decreasing the number of parliamentarians) and the digitalization of the Public Administration.
APCO’s team in Italy shares three things to know about the situation, and insights on key pieces of the government’s new agenda.