First round of formal political consultations on new government kick off

Lega leader Matteo Salvini leaves the Quirinal Palace after meeting Italian President Sergio Mattarella for the first round of formal political consultations following the general elections, in Rome, Italy, 05 April 2018. Italian President Mattarella is starting a round of formal political consultations following the 04 March general election in order to make a decision on to whom to give a mandate to form a new government. The 5-Star Movement (M5S) says it should lead the next government as it is the biggest single group in the new parliament having won around 32 percent of the vote. ANSA/ETTORE FERRARI