Italy's new government sworn in

Prime Minister designate Mario Draghi took charge of Italy's new government on Friday (February 12), and unveiled a cabinet that mixed unaffiliated technocrats with politicians from across his broad coalition.

Luigi Di Maio, a leader of the 5-Star Movement, will remain foreign minister, while Giancarlo Giorgetti, a senior figure in the League party, will be industry minister.

The swearing-in at the presidential palace on Saturday (February 13) was altered for a time of global health crisis with just a handful of media allowed into what would usually be a packed event.

Incoming ministers wore masks, social distancing was observed and handshakes after taking the oath of office were ruled out.