The ex-head of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, has been sworn-in as Italy’s next prime minister.
Mr Draghi put together a unity government of the main political parties, following the collapse of the previous administration last month.
Italy is still grappling with the pandemic and is also facing its worst economic crisis in decades.
The country has recorded more than 93,000 deaths, the sixth-highest death toll in the world.
After receiving the support of the largest group in parliament, the Five Star Movement, Mr Draghi now has backing across the broad political spectrum.
It means he will have a large enough majority to push through his agenda.
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