Premier-designate Paolo Gentiloni speaks at the Quirinale presidential palace, in Rome Monday, Dec. 12, 2016.(Giuseppe Lami/ANSA via AP)
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Newly appointed Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni unveiled his government Monday, keeping almost all the outgoing ministers in place in a sign of continuity aimed at reassuring financial markets. However, a small center-right party that had supported the previous premier Matteo Renzi, said it might not back the new government, raising doubts over whether Gentiloni will have the numbers in Parliament to form a majority.With the new Cabinet sworn, the way is opened for confidence votes in both houses of Parliament this week, formally allowing Gentiloni to take office at the head of Italy's 64th government in just 70 years.However, the vote in the highly fragmented upper house Senate was thrown into doubt when Denis Verdini, head of the small Liberal-Popular Alliance for Autonomies party (ALA), said his group would not back Gentiloni in Parliament if his group was not sufficiently represented in the new Cabinet.
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