After weeks of coalition turmoil between the increasingly popular Lega party and their governing partners, the 5-Star Movement, Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced his resignation on Tuesday afternoon saying, 'this government ends here".

Conte's resignation does not come entirely as a surprise after the ruling coalition has been locked in an increasingly rancorous debate over the future direction of the current government after Lega's national popularity skyrocketed and the party'...

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