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18:24 2021-01-13

Italy facing fresh elections after ex-PM withdraws party from coalition

Loss of Matteo Renzi’s Italia Viva party comes as country struggles with Covid and economic crises Italy has been plunged into chaos after former prime minister Matteo Renzi withdrew his Italia Viva party from the country’s ruling coalition in a largely unpopular move that could lead to fresh elections.The political meltdown, which leaves the prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, without a parliamentary majority, comes at the worst possible time for Italy as it struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic and emerge from economic quagmire.

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