Italian Prime Minister Robert Conte: resigning to form a new government to save the country
On the evening of January 26 local time, Italian Prime Minister Condoleezza conte, who submitted his resignation to President matarella, issued a statement on social media, saying that Italy is going through a very difficult period, the economic and social situation is facing difficulties, and a more stable government with broad support from the majority of Parliament is needed. His decision to resign is just for the possibility of establishing a new government and realizing the vision of saving the country.
He believes that it is very important for Italy to regain its full glory quickly. He said he would continue to perform his duties until the new government was established.
On the same day, Conte announced his resignation at the Council of ministers and then went to the presidential palace to submit his resignation. At a subsequent press conference, the Secretary General of the Italian presidential palace said that Conte submitted the resignation decision of his cabinet, and President matarella reserved the right to make decisions and asked Conte’s government to stay in office temporarily to handle various daily affairs.
On January 13, the vitality Party led by former Italian Prime Minister Renzi announced that it would withdraw from the government because it did not agree with Conte’s ruling policy, which made the Italian political situation face uncertainty. Although the government of conte won the confidence vote in the Senate and the house of Representatives, it is likely to encounter difficulties in policy-making due to the lack of absolute majority support in the Senate. Conte’s resignation was seen by most local media as an early move to avoid the current unfavorable situation in the Senate, aiming to win more political support through government restructuring.
Conte took the post of Prime Minister of Italy for the first time in June 2018, resigned in August 2019 due to the internal crisis of the ruling coalition, and took the post of Prime Minister of the current coalition government after the successful formation of a new cabinet in September 2019. (CCTV reporter Deng Zongyu)