Will probably have to vote again. See how it works in EU-land?
Quirinale spokesman confirms: Conte gives up the mandate to form a government. Likely due to clashes between Mattarella and Salvini over the appointment of anti-€ Finance Minister Paolo Savona.
— Leonardo Carella (@leonardocarella) May 27, 2018
See the thread for further details. In short, President Mattarella of Italy, acting in defence of the EU, has vetoed Prime Minister Conte’s choice of finance minister (Paolo Savona). Savona opposes the Euro. There’s no 5 Star/Lega split, but the president is clearly not going to allow significant anti-EU ministers and policies to come through.
It goes without saying that this is no surprise.