Italy should scrap balanced budget clause in constitution: Di Maio

Italy should scrap balanced budget clause in constitution: Di Maio
© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Italian Minister of Labor and Industry Luigi Di Maio speaks at the Italian Business Association Confcommercio meeting in Rome

ROME (Reuters) - Italy should scrap a clause in its constitution obliging it to run a balanced budget, deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said, adding that the government was not yet working on the matter.

"I think that in future it should be canceled," Di Maio said in a television interview on Thursday evening.

Di Maio said getting rid of the clause was part of the "contract" drawn up by the ruling coalition made up of his own 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League before the government took office in June.

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