The government crisis in Italy is expected to lead to early elections in the second half of October. The coalition of the right-wing populist Lega of Matteo Salvini and the protest party M5S (Five Star Movement) of Luigi Di Maio that was formed last year has actually fallen apart because Salvini has given up its confidence and is demanding elections quickly.
Party-free Prime Minister Conte has promised to recall the Italian House of Representatives to vote on the fate of the government. Conte is expected to go to President Sergio Mattarella after that vote to offer his resignation. Mattarella then looks at whether another government can be put together or organizes elections.
The latter expect a lot of media in the southern European country, which is the third economy of the eurozone and which should present its budget for 2020 to the EU in October.