August 20 2019 11:23am

Italian Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte resigns

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said he would resign later on Aug. 20 following a decision by the ruling league party to present a no-confidence motion in the coalition government. Addressing parliament over the political turmoil unleashed by the league, Conte said he would hand in his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella, who will have to decide if he wants to call early elections or try to put together a new coalition.

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