Following a bitter attack on coalition partner Matteo Salvini, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said he would step down.
Mr. Conte said Salvini had been "irresponsible" when he created a new political crisis for Italy for "personal" and party interests. "
Mr. Salvini, the leader of the Nationalist League, had a motion of censure against Mr. Conte
He also said he could no longer work with his coalition partner Five Star.
The League and the anti-establishment Five Star Movement formed a governing coalition with Mr. Conte as an independent prime minister 1
Vor The Senate on Tuesday said that Mr. Conte, the chairman of the league sitting next to him, "sought a pretext to return to the elections" since his party was successful in the European elections in May.
In these elections the League ranked first in Italy with 34% of the votes, while Five Star received about 17%.
Mr. Conte also warned that Mr. Salvini was the radio operator undermining the government's "stop here".
"I take the opportunity to announce that I will present my resignation as Prime Minister to the President of the Republic," he said.
In a Facebook post before Mr. Conte's speech, five-star leader Luigi Di Maio said it was a "day the league must pay for its mistakes because it has decided to demolish everything and Mid-August to trigger a government crisis ".
The cooperation with Mr. Conte was "an honor".