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MNI: Draghi Said To Offer Concessions To Keep 5-Stars In Gov't

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Mario Draghi has said he will step down as PM if the populist Five-Stars leave his coalition.

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi is likely to offer the Five-Stars Movement concessions on welfare payments and tax credits for home improvements in a bid to keep the populists from leaving his coalition and potentially forcing early elections, sources with knowledge of the matter told MNI.

Draghi, who said he will step down if Five-Stars leaves the coalition, was likely to promise concessions on measures included in a EUR23 billion aid package for households and companies that must be approved by parliament before July 16 in a meeting with the party’s leader Guiseppe Conte on Wednesday, sources said.

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Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi is likely to offer the Five-Stars Movement concessions on welfare payments and tax credits for home improvements in a bid to keep the populists from leaving his coalition and potentially forcing early elections, sources with knowledge of the matter told MNI.

Draghi, who said he will step down if Five-Stars leaves the coalition, was likely to promise concessions on measures included in a EUR23 billion aid package for households and companies that must be approved by parliament before July 16 in a meeting with the party’s leader Guiseppe Conte on Wednesday, sources said.

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