Italian government crisis deepens as Conte submits resignation

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has submitted his resignation, propelling Italy into a deeper government crisis in the wake of the ruling coalition’s break-up. Conte submitted his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella, after having announced the move to his Cabinet earlier, the Quirinal Palace announced on Tuesday. Mattarella asked the government to stay in office until a new one was formed, with negotiations to begin on Wednesday, the palace statement said. Mattarella, who as president has the power to appoint a politician to form a new government, could still charge Conte with the…

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