The coalition government of Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte (left) is in crisis after former premier and leader of the Democratic Party, Matteo Renzi (right), announced he was withdrawing cabinet members. Photo: AFP The coalition government of Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte (left) is in crisis after former premier and leader of the Democratic Party, Matteo Renzi (right), announced he was withdrawing cabinet members. Photo: AFP
The coalition government of Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte (left) is in crisis after former premier and leader of the Democratic Party, Matteo Renzi (right), announced he was withdrawing cabinet members. Photo: AFP
Italy

Italy plunged into political crisis as former premier Renzi’s party quits ruling coalition

  • Matteo Renzi withdrew his Italia Viva party from the coalition, risking the collapse of PM Giuseppe Conte’s government
  • Tensions between the two men have been rising for weeks over the handling of the Covid-19 outbreak which sent the country into a deep recession

Topic |   Italy
The coalition government of Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte (left) is in crisis after former premier and leader of the Democratic Party, Matteo Renzi (right), announced he was withdrawing cabinet members. Photo: AFP The coalition government of Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte (left) is in crisis after former premier and leader of the Democratic Party, Matteo Renzi (right), announced he was withdrawing cabinet members. Photo: AFP
The coalition government of Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte (left) is in crisis after former premier and leader of the Democratic Party, Matteo Renzi (right), announced he was withdrawing cabinet members. Photo: AFP
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