January 27, 2021
Italian PM Conte resigns after losing Senate majority
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned yesterday after losing his majority in the Senate last week. The decision follows weeks of political uncertainty driven by disagreements over the government’s handling of the coronavirus and plans for spending recovery funds. Conte’s resignation could trigger a wide range of outcomes, including an early election, the selection of a new prime minister, or an attempt by Conte to form a new governing coalition.