August is normally a quiet month for Italians to enjoy their summer holidays. But politicians have been forced back to work to contain a crisis.
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned, and launched a blistering attack on his Interior Minister.
He accused Matteo Salvini of sinking the coalition government and endangering the economy for personal and political gain.
Salvini wants to force a snap election as his League Party is gaining popularity for its tough stance on immigration.
Will his gamble pay off?
Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra
Alberto Castelvecchi, Italian publisher and journalist.
Emiliana de Blasio, Professor of Political Science at LUISS Guido Carli University.
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