Italian Prime Minister Conte Resigns

Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has resigned, plunging the country into fresh political turmoil. His resignation comes amid tensions involving…

Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has resigned, plunging the country into fresh political turmoil.

His resignation comes amid tensions involving the populist coalition, comprising the far-right League party and the left-leaning Five Star Movement.

While announcing his resignation in the upper house of parliament, Mr. Conte took a swipe at his political rival Matteo Salvini who kissed a rosary.

He said that using religious symbols in politics “risks to cast a shadow upon the principle of secularism”.

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