Rome, January 26 (Xinhua) hot question and answer: Why did Italian Prime Minister Comte resign?
Xinhua News Agency reporter Ye Xinke Li Jie
Italian Prime Minister Condoleezza Conte resigned from his post on the 26th. Why did Conte resign? What will be the impact of resignation? What uncertainties will Italian politics face?
Why did Conte resign
The current Italian coalition government is composed of four parties: the five-star movement, the Democratic Party, the vitality party and the freedom and Equality Party.
On the 13 th of this month, Italy’s former prime minister, Lenzi, announced that his dynamic party was withdrawing from the ruling coalition because of the disagreement with the coalition government in the prevention and control of COVID-19 and the draft of the national recovery plan. 3 members of the vital party in the cabinet immediately announced their resignation. The withdrawal of the vitality party made the conte government lose the absolute majority in the Senate, and the government fell into the crisis of governance. Conte had to accept a vote of confidence in the house and Senate, which was passed twice to ensure that the current government could continue to be in power.
On the 18th and 19th of this month, the conte government passed the confidence vote in the house and the Senate, but won the support of the relative majority in the Senate by a narrow margin, not reaching the threshold of absolute majority, which will bring great uncertainty to the passage of a number of policies, including the annual budget.
As it is difficult for the current government to obtain the support of the absolute majority of the Senate under the existing framework, Conte tried to seek to regain the power to form a cabinet by resigning and establish a broader ruling coalition in order to achieve the absolute majority of the parliament.
How does the political situation develop
After Conte submitted his resignation to President matarela, matarela did not make a statement on whether to accept the resignation.
The president’s office said in a statement that the president reserves the right to make decisions and requests the current government to continue to handle daily affairs for the time being, and will hold consultations with the leaders of Italian political parties on the 27th.
Analysts said that if all parties can break in with their own policy propositions and reach a consensus on the establishment of a new ruling coalition, matarela can again authorize Conte or appoint a new prime minister to form a cabinet. With the support of all parties in parliament, matarela could also propose the formation of a technocratic cabinet to deal with urgent matters. If none of the above options are passed, an early election will have to be put on the agenda.
What’s the future
Italy is facing a severe test of COVID-19, and the national recovery plan and the government’s annual budget are also urgently needed. Analysts believe that in this case, Italy is unlikely to hold early elections.
At present, Conte has won the support of the ruling coalition to reorganize his cabinet. Since the ruling crisis, the leaders of the five-star movement and the Democratic Party, the main political parties in the ruling League of Italy, have supported Conte on different occasions and expressed their support for the formation of a new government.
According to Italian media analysis, Conte is likely to try to form a cabinet again with the support of the five-star movement, the Democratic Party and the liberal and equal party, and become prime minister for the third time.