While Five Star's Di Maio's programme is compared to a child's picture book (above), Italian President Sergio Mattarella is pictured (below) in imagined consultations with potential coalition partners.
The far-right League and the 5-Star Movement have been discussing a common policy agenda for a week after a March 4 election ended in a hung parliament.
An incendiary early version of their accord called for the renegotiation of European Union treaties, the creation of a euro opt-out mechanism, a reduction in Italy's contribution to the European Union budget and the cancellation of €250bn of Italian government debt.
While the make-up of the cabinet remains to be decided, after days of intense negotiations members of the two populist parties finalized their programme on Wednesday night, according to M5S spokesperson Rocco Casalino.
"From Europe we have the umpteenth unacceptable interference by unelected officials", he said, also criticising migration commissioner Dimitri Avramopoulos for having said that he hoped that Italy's current migration policy will not change.
The coalition could also fall out with Brussels over its plans for a clampdown on immigration and a call to cancel all economic sanctions on Russian Federation.
Some of the other items still in red in that version include parts of a hardline immigration policy that would see Italy increase detentions of undocumented immigrants and speed up deportations.
Italy's 10-year bond yield rose 0.06 percentage points in morning trading as investors retreated from the country's debt - yet they remained below pre-election levels, when a Five Star-League coalition was an unlikely scenario. It favors lower taxes and reining in central government spending, much of which party leaders say is redistributed to - and wasted by - the poorer south.
Forging a coalition would put the 5-Stars in Italy's national government for the first time. Both leaders are young: Mr. Di Maio is 31, and Mr. Salvini is 45.
"For small caps, they are not exposed to a lot of the risks that larger caps are facing", McMillan said.
Mr. Chiapponi said that would probably result in instability.
"We heard some unelected commissioner say that Italy has to continue to do what it's always done, or rather - pull its pants down", he said.
"A markedly Eurosceptic prime minister.as well as concrete support for the introduction of a parallel currency (so-called "Minibots"), would be major negatives, in our view", a note from Credit Suisse argued on Wednesday.
"I don't see any signs that member states would like to change the rules at least any time soon or give exemptions to any member state", said Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen on Tuesday. "He can still make his voice heard".
"Now this government must be formed", he said.
Blunt-talking Matteo Salvini, who heads the right-wing anti-migrant League party, indicated he'd prefer to go to a new election, 10 weeks after a vote yielded political gridlock, if his forces don't get a "free hand to manage the security of Italians".