What next for Italy? These are the five likeliest scenarios

Aug 22, 2019 767

Following Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's resignation, Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday began talks aimed at resolving the political crisis. But what happens now? Conte handed in his resignation after lashing out at far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

Conte accused the Interior Minister of pursuing his own interests by pulling the plug on the ruling coalition with the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S). As president, Mattarella wields important powers including the ability to dissolve parliament, call elections and pick prime ministers. Here are some of his options to forge a way out of the political crisis.

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SOURCE: https://www.thelocal.it

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