Italian Prime Minister announced his resignation

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The Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte announced that was retiring. It happened on Tuesday, August 20, during a speech in the Senate — the upper house of Parliament, reports RTP.

Conte pointed out that in the course of the day will submit the application to the President Sergio Mattarello. The head of state will have to decide whether to hold early elections or to try to create a new ruling coalition that will then form a government. When the decision will come into force is still unknown.

What is happening Conte has accused Deputy Prime Minister and interior Minister of Italy and head of the party “Northern League” Matteo Salvini. “[He] showed that pursues its own interests and the interests of his party. His decisions represent a serious risk for the country”, — quotes the words of the Prime Minister to Reuters.

The Prime Minister announced his resignation in the midst of a political crisis. 8 Aug Salvini informed Conte about serious disagreements with the coalition allies — the “five star Movement”. Then he demanded early elections.

According to polls, support Salvini currently 36-38 percent of the vote.

A coalition government was formed in Italy in 2018.

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