Resignation of two ministers upends Italy's ruling coalition

Italy’s centre-left government appeared on the brink of collapse after two ministers from former prime minister Matteo Renzi’s party Italia Viva resigned on Wednesday, local media reported. Agriculture Minister Teresa Bellanova and Family Minister Elena Bonetti are stepping down, and Conte has accepted their resignations, he told news agency Ansa. Ivan Scalfarotto, a deputy foreign minister, is also expected to step down. Renzi had earlier threatened to pull his centrist party out of the ruling coalition after Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s Cabinet passed plans to use billions of euros in EU …

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