Giuseppe Conte

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte gestures as he speaks ahead of a confidence vote at the upper house of parliament after former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi pulled his party out of government, in Rome, Italy, January 19. (Reuters/File Photo)

Giuseppe Conte quits as Italy’s PM in tactical bid to build new majority

  • Forced to resign after coalition split, president set to consult with other political leaders
  • Conte hopes to be able to put together new government
By Reuters ·