The leader of Italy’s largest political party has called for President Sergio Mattarella to face impeachment charges after he refused to accept a controversial choice for economy minister.
abandon their plans to try to form a coalition government.
M5S and the right-wing Lega party (League) have been trying to form an administration since elections in early March failed to produce a clear winner.
“We were a few steps away from forming a government, and we were stopped because in our cabinet there was a minister who criticized the EU,” Di Maio said in an interview on RAI state television Sunday.
“I want this institutional crisis to be taken to parliament … and the president tried,” he added.