Italy's PM Conte announces resignation

Added On August 22, 2019

The announcement came on Tuesday following a tense political day in Italy, in which Conte told the senate about his intention to quit.
Having accepted Conte's resignation, Italy's President will now lead consultations among all political forces in parliament to see if another majority can be formed.
The first round of talks was expected to start on Wednesday.
Conte's resignation was the direct result of growing tensions between two former cabinet coalition allies, the anti-immigrant League party and Italy's anti-establishment Five-Star Movement.