Italian government 'terminates here', says PM

In a speech to the Senate, Giuseppe Conte lashed out at League leader Matteo Salvini, saying it is not in Italy’s interests to hold elections every year

20th August, 2019
Italian PM Giuseppe Conte. Pic: Getty

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte is handing his resignation to the country's president later after telling the senate that his deputy Matteo Salvini’s self-interested and irresponsible rebellion means the administration cannot continue.

But Conte may not be ready to step aside just yet - he also savaged Salvini’s demands for a snap election. Conte could stay in office and thwart Salvini’s power grab if he can stitch together a fresh majority and persuade...

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