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Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigns over coronavirus criticism

The Free Press Journal | 26/01/2021 07:27 PM | Click to read full article

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte submitted his resignation on Tuesday to President Sergio Mattarella, in a bid to form a new, stronger government. Earlier in the day, Conte had met with his cabinet before heading to the presidential palace to offer his resignation after a key coalition ally pulled his party's support over Conte's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

President Mattarella said he would start a round of discussions with party leaders on the way forward on Wednesday afternoon.