Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte may resign because of the political crisis in the country.
The prime minister’s possible resignation became known on Monday, January 25. It is reported that Conte will announce his decision to leave office on Tuesday, January 26. “He will then hand over a statement to the president of the republic, Sergio Mattarella,” a statement circulated said.
A political crisis has erupted in Italy after one of the parties in the ruling coalition withdrew from the government. Former Prime Minister and leader of the centrist Living Italy party Matteo Renzi said two ministers from his party had left the government. As a result of the collapse of the ruling coalition, the country’s current prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, lost his majority in the Italian Senate.
Tensions between Renzi and Conte increased noticeably late last year. The former prime minister sharply criticized the government’s plan to use funds allocated to Italy from the European Union’s economic recovery fund.