Italian parliament fails to find majority to form new government, head of chamber of deputies says

Italian parliament fails to find majority to form new government, head of chamber of deputies says
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At the end of last month, following major criticism of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte issued a formal letter of resignation, thus meaning the task to form a new government will pass to another politician, APA reports quoting Sputnik..

The president of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, Roberto Fico, said Tuesday that the lower house of the parliament has not managed to find a parliamentary majority to form a new government, as was asked by the nation's president, Sergio Mattarella.

"Differences remain in the current situation, in the light of which I did not find an immediate readiness to create a new majority," Fico said after the meeting with Mattarella.

Earlier the Italian president instructed Fico to hold consultations to get the country out of the government crisis.

Prior to the resignation, Prime Minister Conte, who had presided over a center-left coalition, survived a vote of confidence in the Chamber of Deputies, announced to his cabinet that he would attempt to tender his resignation.

Then he gained a vote in the Senate, but did not win an absolute majority.

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