Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte is greeted by citizens on the occasion of the celebrations for Italy's Republic Day, in Rome Saturday, June 2, 2018. (Fabio Frustaci/ANSA via AP)
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Italy's new Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte attended a military parade on his first full day in office Saturday, while his outspoken deputy Matteo Salvini was to head to Sicily as part of his campaign against illegal immigration.The military parade, which Conte attended alongside President Sergio Mattarella, marked Republic Day for the foundation of the Italian Republic in 1946 .Salvini and Economic Development Minister Luigi Di Maio, head of the M5S, also serve as deputy premiers to Conte.While Conte has hardly made any public statements since being appointed, both Di Maio and Salvini have been much more outspoken. EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker called Saturday for Conte's new euroskeptic Italian government to be treated with respect, having earlier told Italians to work harder and stop blaming the EU for the country's problems.
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