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Italy: President's office announces resignation of PM Conte00:50

Italy: President's office announces resignation of PM Conte

Italy, Rome
January 26, 2021 at 13:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has resigned, the office of Italy's President Sergio Mattarella announced in Rome on Tuesday.

"The President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella received the President of the Council of Ministers, professor Giuseppe Conte, in the presidential palace this morning. He resigned from the Presidency of the government," said Secretary-General of the Italian Presidency Ugo Zampetti.

"The President of the Republic reserved the faculty of taking a decision and asked the government to remain in charge and handle current affairs. Consultations will start tomorrow Wednesday 27 of January in the afternoon," Zampetti added.

Conte's resignation came after former Prime Minister and leader of the Italia Viva political party, Matteo Renzi, announced the withdrawal of his party ministers from the coalition government on January 13.

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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has resigned, the office of Italy's President Sergio Mattarella announced in Rome on Tuesday.

"The President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella received the President of the Council of Ministers, professor Giuseppe Conte, in the presidential palace this morning. He resigned from the Presidency of the government," said Secretary-General of the Italian Presidency Ugo Zampetti.

"The President of the Republic reserved the faculty of taking a decision and asked the government to remain in charge and handle current affairs. Consultations will start tomorrow Wednesday 27 of January in the afternoon," Zampetti added.

Conte's resignation came after former Prime Minister and leader of the Italia Viva political party, Matteo Renzi, announced the withdrawal of his party ministers from the coalition government on January 13.

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