January 27, Italian President Matarella met with Senate Speaker Casseretti and Speaker of the House Fico at the presidential palace, starting the consultation process on the formation of the country’s new government.
On the 28th and 29th, Matarella will continue consultations with representatives of parliamentary groups.
He will then decide whether to appoint a prime minister to form a new government.
On the 26th, Prime Minister Conte submitted his resignation to Matarella, who reserved the right to decide and asked Conte and his cabinet to stay in office for the time being to deal with daily affairs.
According to Ansa, on the 27th, 10 senators announced the formation of a centrist caucus in support of European integration, but the attempt to win the caucus is still not enough to make up for the vacancy of seats in the Senate after the withdrawal of the Vitality Party.
At present, the leaders of the Italian Five Star Movement, the Democratic Party and the Freedom and Equality Party have all expressed their support for Conte’s re-emergence as Prime Minister, while the center-right parties collectively oppose it.