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Giuseppe Conte

Mark Coles profiles the prospective new Italian prime minister - the mystery man Giuseppe Conte.

Few Italians had heard of Giuseppe Conte when they found out he would most probably become their new prime minister.

President Sergio Mattarella approved his nomination as prime minister after a deadlock which had seen Italy without a government for 11 weeks.

The surprise candidate is a law professor in Florence and has no political experience. Even people close to him said he had never mentioned politics.

In the first few days of new-found fame he was accused of embellishing his CV, which he denied.

But as PM he could now become a key player influencing the future of the European Union.

Presenter: Mark Coles

Producers: Estelle Doyle, Clare Spencer

Editor: Emma Rippon.

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