Italy’s new government, led by former European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, took the oath of allegiance to the republic in the presence of President Sergio Mattarella.
The ceremony took place at the presidential Quirinale Palace, according to its website. The prime minister and ministers vowed to serve for the good of Italy and signed a corresponding document.
It is noted that the majority of key positions were retained by the ministers who were part of the previous government of Giuseppe Conte.
Conte tendered his resignation on January 26 amid a domestic political crisis. Draghi agreed to head a new government in Italy after a conversation with the president on February 12.