May 29, 2018 / 11:18 AM / a year ago

Italy PM-designate to see president at 1430 GMT: statement

Former senior International Monetary Fund (IMF) official Carlo Cottarelli speaks to the media after a meeting with Italy's President Sergio Mattarella at the Quirinal Palace in Rome, Italy, May 28, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister-designate Carlo Cottarelli will see the country’s president at 4:30 p.m. (1430 GMT), the president’s office said in a statement on Tuesday.

President Sergio Mattarella has asked Cottarelli to form a stop-gap government to lead the country to early elections. Cottarelli is expected to unveil his cabinet after the meeting.

Reporting By Philip Pullella

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