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Italy's Draghi meets a five-star chief who is endangering the future of the government

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Rome — Italy Prime Minister Mario Draghi and Five Star Movement Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will meet on Monday to seek to relieve tensions that could disrupt Draghi's 16-month-old government.

Draghi's predecessor, Conte, took control of the Five Star Movement after the government collapsed in February last year, but his relationship with Draghi became as the five-star fate diminished. It became even more difficult.

"We will discuss whether to stay in government among political groups ... Monday's meeting is important for clarifying things," Conte said on Friday's five-star Alliance National Democratic Party. I said at a meeting with (PD).

Five-star was the largest party in parliament, but this month's split left about 60 members and joined a secession group led by five former Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio. Did. Star leader.

Some of the remaining people have told Conte to withdraw from the multi-party system, saying that Draghi is likely to abolish or abolish his flagship measures and restore the opposite fate. I'm urging you.

Draghi raised his stake on Friday, telling reporters that his government "can't exist without the Five Star Movement," if he quits the coalition despite a majority in Congress. He said he would resign.

He denied reports of attempting to persuade the five-star founder comedian Beppegrillro to expel Conte as a leader.

Conte asks the Prime Minister to provide guarantees on some of the five-star-backed policies that are suspicious due to opposition from Draghi and other coalition parties. A five-star source told Reuters.

These include a "citizen's income" poverty alleviation system, the introduction of a minimum wage, and state subsidies for improving energy-saving housing.

Conte also opposes a five-star waste incinerator plan in Rome and future Italy to Ukraine, which Draghi opposes but shows no signs of forgiveness. Claim his claim about the transportation of weapons in Ukraine.

Prior to the meeting with Draghi, five-star top brass will meet to establish their position.

If the five-stars cease to form a coalition, it will jeopardize the prospects for an alliance with PD in a national election scheduled early next year.

"If the five-stars withdraw, it's the end of the government and it will be impossible to run with them in elections," said Dario, Minister of Culture, a prominent PD politician. Franceschini said on Sunday.

According to the latest survey, PD is currently voting about 20%, but support for 5-Star, which won 33% in the last election in 2018, has dropped to about 12%. doing. (Edited by Alexandra Hudson)