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Italy's two main populist parties, the Five Star Movement and the League, are on the verge of forming a government together. This week, the big surprise came when the pair picked Giuseppe Conte, a relatively unknown, 53-year-old civil lawyer and academic, to be the country's next prime minister.
Sergio Mattarella, Italy's president, gave the green light to Mr Conte. And he came out declaring that he would be the Italian people's defence attorney.
He still faces some huge challenges in the task. The first is to build his team, and the big question, for the markets especially, is, who will be the next finance minister? The odds are on Paolo Savona, a eurosceptic economist and a former minister.
The next question is how hard and how tough will he be in negotiations with Brussels? Another challenge for him is, will he be able to keep the League and the Five Star together, and his government in place for a long period of time, given that, actually, these are two different competing parties?
There are a lot of unanswered questions still, and a lot of attention on a country which will be pivotal for the EU's political future in the coming months.