Matteo Renzi, the current senator of Italy, former prime minister, and leader of the party “Viva Italia” (IV), will hold a press conference in the House of Representatives in Rome on January 13, 2021.
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LONDON-Former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced on Wednesday that he intends to withdraw his middle party from the ruling coalition, throwing the country into political chaos in the fight against the coronavirus recovery.
Lenz said at a highly anticipated press conference that the two ministers of the Viva Party in Italy will resign. It leaves the government without a majority in parliament and is on the verge of collapse.
The BJP’s support is vital to the survival of the coalition led by the anti-infrastructure five-star movement and the center-left Democratic Party.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte expressed his hope that Renzi would not withdraw his minister from the cabinet, warning that the country would not be able to understand why the government had collapsed in the ongoing health crisis.
The five-star movement and the Democratic Party also urged Renji to maintain the unity of the ruling government as the country tries to vaccinate citizens and prevent further deterioration of the economy.
This southern European country is no stranger to political conflicts, tensions and scandals. Since World War II, Rome’s majority seat has led to more than 60 governments.
However, the recent political disputes are coming at a particularly painful time. The number of coronavirus infections and deaths in Italy is currently the highest in Europe. The disagreements mainly focus on EU funding and how to restart the Italian economy after the pandemic.
According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, Italy has so far recorded 2.3 million Covid-1
The country’s GDP is expected to drop by about 10% in 2020.