Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will announce his resignation at a January 26 meeting of the Council of Ministers, the website of the Chigi government palace reported.
“Following this, Prime Minister Conte will go to the president of the republic, Sergio Mattarella,” the report said.
In the most likely scenario, the head of state will instruct Conte to continue in office.
The government crisis took shape in the country after the Living Italy party announced that its ministers were withdrawing from the government because of disagreements over the pandemic recovery plan. Without the votes of this party, the coalition no longer has a stable parliamentary majority.
Last week, the government gained confidence in parliament. However, it failed to win an absolute majority in the upper house, raising questions about the future of the cabinet.
It is believed that the prime minister is going to try to form his third government, attracting pro-European politicians from the opposition to the ruling coalition.