ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER GIUSEPPE CONTE RESIGNS




Serhat TUNAR -TDO- Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced his resignation after a speech in parliament. Thus, the League Party - 5 Stars Movement (M5S) government came to an end.

Italian President Sergio Mattarella accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Conte. The president's office announced that the president has asked Conte to continue until the new government talks are concluded. It was announced that Mattarella will begin talks with party leaders on Wednesday.

If a new coalition government cannot be formed, President Sergio Mattarella has the authority to dissolve parliament. If the president uses that power, Italy will go to early general elections.

Interior Minister and League Party leader Matteo Salvini, who initiated the government crisis, is demanding early elections. However, it is probable that a government that could be formed between the 5-Star Movement and the main opposition Democratic Party (Partito Democratico), after the crisis broke out, is the partner of the government and the largest group in parliament.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, in his speech to the deputies, accused the ruling partner Salvini in pursuit of his own and the interests of his party.