Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will formally tender his resignation to the country’s president on Tuesday morning.
This is reported by the leading Italian media.
According to Ansa, a government meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m., at which Conte will announce his decision. Afterward, he will go to the Quirinale Palace (residence of the president) and announce his intention and resign.
It was previously reported that Conte plans to announce his resignation in order to later form a new government that can rely on a broad majority.
Conte’s problems were caused by the decision of former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s Viva Italia party to leave the ruling coalition.
Renzi and Conte could not agree on how best to use the EU funds that are being sent to Italy to help it overcome the economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
According to La Reppublica, Renzi will meet Tuesday night with parliamentary groups to discuss the way forward.
It should be noted that if the proposals to renew the government do not receive parliamentary support, it will mean an inevitable early election sometime in the middle of the year.