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Italian President Appoints Interim Prime Minister Amid Political Turmoil

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Amid growing political turmoil, economist Carlo Cottarelli was tapped on Monday to lead Italy to early elections — possibly as soon as after the summer — after populist parties failed to convince the president their cabinet picks wouldn't destroy international investors' faith in the country.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with BBC Europe editor Danny Aeberhard in London.

This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

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