Italy’s prime minister, Josepi Conte, announced his resignation on Tuesday, accusing his rebel and politically ambitious deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, of ending his 14-month public government.
Conte told the Senate earlier this month that the surprising movement of Salvini’s right-wing party to vote without confidence in the coalition was forced to be a productive government. He said the government reflects the results of the Italian elections of 2018 and his goal is to “translate the wishes of citizens who have expressed their desire to change their vote.”
The alliance included two rivals, the 5 Star Anti-Establishment Movement and Salvini’s Eurosceptic, the anti-migrant league.
Conte said he will present his resignation to President Sergio Matarella at the end of Tuesday. As president of the state, Matarella Kant could demand an alternative majority in parliament. However, in view of the deep division between coalition partners and opposition Democrats, which would be a potential partner, it is unlikely.
Or after dismissing party bosses in a consultation that began shortly after Wednesday, Mutarella could conclude that another political leader or an impartial figure could work with a viable government. The urgent task of this government is to guide the country for at least the next few months, when Italy must make a difficult budget cut to comply with EU financial regulations.
After this failed, Matarella could dissolve Parliament 3 years ahead of schedule, as Salvini states. Disconnecting parliament sets the stage for general elections at the end of October, amid a delicate budgetary tactic that will be closely monitored in Brussels.
Conte, a lawyer with no political experience, has no nominal education, although it was the clear 5-star choice when he became a government.
The Prime Minister very quickly cited his recent demands for Salvini’s early elections to be able to occupy the Prime Minister and obtain “full powers.” Conte abolished a functioning government over the years, accusing it of “blasphemy for Parliament” and putting Italy in danger of “a tropical spiral of political and financial instability.”
Sloaney, who was sitting next to Conte, sometimes joked while talking to the Prime Minister, began the debate in the Senate and said: “I will do it all over again.”
Pressing for new elections as soon as possible, Salvini, who has taken strong measures against immigrants as Minister of the Interior, said: “I am not afraid of the decision of the Italians.”
In the current polls, along with the European Parliament elections in Italy three months ago, the Salvini League has grown in popularity as the first political force among the Italians.