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Italy's Conte remains League, 5-Star candidate for prime minister-Di Maio

Italy's Conte remains League, 5-Star candidate for prime minister-Di Maio
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ROME (Reuters) – Little-known law professor Giuseppe Conte remains Italy’s prime minister candidate for the anti-establishment Five-Star Movement and far right League, Five-Star leader Luigi Di Maio said on Wednesday.

Conte’s candidacy hit a hurdle on Tuesday when it appeared that he had inflated some of his academic credentials.

“Conte is, and absolutely remains, the prime minister candidate for Five-Star and the League,” Di Maio said in a statement.

(Reporting by Massimiliano Di Giorgio, writing by Steve Scherer, editing by Valentina Za)

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