President Sergio Mattarella, who negotiated through three months of political deadlock to finally find a workable government, presided over the ceremony in the gilded Quirinale Palace.
Italy's vice Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, Matteo Salvini receives media attention as he arrives to visits to a so-called "hot spot" in the Sicilian port of Pozzallo, where numerous rescue ships dock, disembarking migrants who need to be fingerprinted and otherwise identified as a first step in the process of seeking asylum, Sunday, June 3, 2018.
Only five days earlier, the leader of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, Luigi Di Maio, was inciting followers to press for Mattarella's impeachment.
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"It's too costly to keep them in Italy, in hotels", Salvini said.
It now stands just 1.6 points behind its coalition partner, the more left-leaning 5-Star Movement, whose support has slipped slightly since it took 32.7 per cent at the election.
President of the European Council Donald Tusk has congratulated the new prime minister in a tweet. Five Star became the single biggest party.
Italian media reported that the lineup will face a vote of confidence on Monday or Tuesday in both houses of parliament, which it is nearly certain to win thanks to Five Star and the League's combined majority in parliament.
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The EU Commission, the bloc's executive, said the measures could enter into force on June 20 at the earliest. The European Union and China said they will deepen ties on trade and investment as a result.
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Di Maio also will serve as industry and labor minister, while Salvini will serve as minister of the interior.
"We will work intensely to realise our political objectives which we have already put together in our government contract", Conte was quoted as saying by the Reuters news agency. My concern is the future of asylum seekers, people who are eligible for a refugee status.
Mr Salvini also visited the port of Pozzallo, where a boat carrying more than 150 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa landed on Friday after being rescued by a humanitarian group.
The centres, in particular, attract Salvini's ire.
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Europe's populists and right-wingers cheered the new government as a slap in the face to Brussels, headquarters of the 28-nation European Union.
Salvini has branded as "racist" advice from European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker for Italians to work harder and be less corrupt instead of blaming their woes on the EU.
"With the new government, we'll see how to make them respect the rights and dignity of 60 million Italians who want cooperation from Europe, not insults", Salvini said.