A source close to President Sergio Mattarella, who vetoed Savona as finance minister and appointed Cottarelli to form a government to oversee fresh elections around the end of the year, said the two men had "decided together not to rush things, (to favor) a possible political government".
After more than two months of failed negotiations, Mattarella then turned to former International Monetary Fund official Carlo Cottarelli to form a neutral government made up of technocrats to lead Italy until early elections.
But the newly constituted government, of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the anti-immigrant League, still left open the question of whether the reaction of financial markets to Italy's political chaos this week had chastened them, or whether it simply had led them to disguise their hostility as the price of admission into power.
The parties are trying to find "a point of compromise on another name" for the economy ministry, after Mattarella vetoed 81-year-old eurosceptic Paolo Savon over the weekend, Reuters reports.
The League and 5-Star, which had spent days drawing up a coalition pact aimed at ending a stalemate following an inconclusive March vote, responded with fury to Mattarella, accusing him of abusing his office.
Cottarelli meanwhile has a caretaker team ready to step in should the Five Star-League negotiations fail - but the lineup is doomed to lose a confidence vote in the populist-dominated parliament, meaning that elections would likely be held after August.
Financial markets rallied for a while on the news that Italy's economy, the euro zone's third-biggest, would not be guided by a government hostile to the single currency.
Giuseppe Conte addresses a press conference after meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Italy, on May 31, 2018.
Di Maio had proposed a renewed effort to form an alliance with the right-wing League on Tuesday night insisting that the two blocs still enjoy a parliamentary majority.
"We recognize that Europe is composed of free nations, and in the tradition of western democracy, they are able to choose their own paths forward", Sanders said.
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Markets reacted with relief to the prospect of a political government. "First the impeachment of Mattarella. then to the polls", Di Maio said.
The leader of Italy's anti-migrant, euroskeptic League party is expressing cautious optimism that he and the leader of the 5-Star Movement are back on their way to forming western Europe's first populist government.
The president, who appoints the premier and ministers in Italy, had opposed the populists' choice of a eurosceptic economics minister.
He said he would announce his next move "in the next hours".
Italian government bonds, which suffered one of its most dramatic speculative attacks in years on Tuesday, found some support from local investors on Wednesday.
If they fail Italy will go back to elections, and a vote could be held as soon as July 29.
"Di Maio - Salvini: the Final Deal", was the headline in Corriere della Sera newspaper, echoing the national feeling of crisis put into a holding pattern.
The League, which won 17 percent of the vote in March, would surge in any early ballot, polls show, while support for Five Star remained strong, above 30 percent.
U.S. futures are trading flat ahead of the open on Thursday, with Europe mostly a little higher as negotiations continue to avoid another election in Italy.