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Draghi, Conte meet amid tension within govt

Premier, M5S leader seek to clear the air

(ANSA) - ROME, JUL 6 - Premier Mario Draghi and ex-premier and 5-Star Movement (M5S) Giuseppe Conte were meeting on Wednesday in a bid to clear the air after Conte reacted furiously to reports, which Draghi denied, that the premier had asked for his predecessor's ouster as M5S chief.
    The 'de-escalation' meeting had been set to take place on Monday but was postponed due to the Marmolada glacier disaster.
    The high tension has led to reports that the M5S could pull out of Draghi's broad coalition government of national unity.
    There is also friction over the '110% Superbonus' scheme to give rebates for renovation work to make buildings more energy efficient, with the M5S insisting this must continue.
    Draghi has expressed concerns about the cost of the measure and the risk of it distorting prices in the construction sector.


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