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Italy facing a political crisis as ex-PM sinks Government amid COVID-19 resurgence – ABC News

Former prime minister Matteo Renzi yanks his party out of Government, stripping the ruling coalition of its majority and triggering political chaos, all while Italy…

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Italy’s former prime minister Matteo Renzi has yanked his small party out of government, stripping the ruling coalition of its parliamentary majority and triggering political chaos amid a resurgent COVID-19 epidemic.
Key points:

  • The dispute centres on Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s spending plans and leadership style
  • Italy is in the worst recession since World War II as a result of the coronavirus pandemic
  • If the coalition can’t agree, it might trigger an early election

The move could lead to a revamped…

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