Matteo Salvini, Italian Deputy Prime Minister, announces the collapse of the coalition government with the Five Stars Movement, opening the possibility of holding a snap election.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's new cabinet is sworn in after the coalition agreement between the Five Star Movement and the Democratic Party. Lega Nord ministers, led by Matteo Salvini, are ousted from the government.
The Five Star Movement and Democratic Party agree to form a new coalition. The move comes weeks after Deputy Prime Minister and Northern League secretary Matteo Salvini unsuccessfully pushed for a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. Therefore, Conte remains Prime Minister.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigns. He criticizes Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, accusing him of sinking the ruling coalition for personal and political gain. The President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, accepts Conte's resignation and announces that he will start consultations with party leaders.
France withdraws its ambassador to Italy, for the first time since the Second World War, amid an ongoing verbal row and Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio’s decision to meet with members of the French yellow vest movement.
Italian Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini is placed under investigation for possible illegal detention and kidnapping. He subsequently gives permission for the remaining 134 migrants to disembark. Ireland will take 25 migrants, Albania 20. The Italian church says it will take in the others.
Giuseppe Conte is sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Italy at the head of a populist coalition, formed by the Five Star Movement and the Northern League. Conte had previously given up on trying to form a government after President Sergio Mattarella had vetoed Conte's original choice for Minister of Finance, but a different candidate was agreed to yesterday.