Matteo Renzi, the current Italian Senator, former Prime Minister and head of the Italian Viva (IV) party, will hold a press conference on January 13, 2021 at the Italian Parliament in Rome.
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London — Former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced on Wednesday his intention to separate his Centrist party from the ruling coalition and plunge the country into political turmoil to fight the resurrection of the coronavirus.
At a long-awaited press conference, Renzi said two Italian Viva ministers would resign. It has no majority in parliament and leaves the government on the verge of collapse.
Support from the Renzi Party was essential to the survival of the dissident Five Star Movement and the Democratic Party-led coalition government on the left.
Earlier that day, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said he wanted Renzi to stay with the cabinet and warned that the country would not understand why the government collapsed during the ongoing health crisis. ..
The Five Star Movement and the Democratic Party have also urged Renzi to maintain unity in the ruling government as the country immunizes its citizens and tries to prevent further economic deterioration.
The countries of Southern Europe are not strangers to political conflicts, tensions and scandals. The slim majority of Rome has brought over 60 governments since World War II.
However, recent political debates have come to a particularly difficult time, with the highest number of coronavirus infections and deaths in Italy today in Europe. Disagreements are focused on EU funding and how to restart the Italian economy after the pandemic.
To date, Italy has recorded 2.3 million Covid-19 cases and 79,819 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
The country’s gross domestic product is projected to decline by about 10% in 2020.
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The Italian government at stake after the former Prime Minister expressed his support
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