Italy and political uncertainty have always gone hand-in-hand, but this midsummer crisis goes beyond every conceivable scenario.
The prime minsiter will lead a more progressive coaltion between the Five Star Movement and the pro-EU Democratic Party.
The Democrats look to remake themselves under Enrico Letta while the Five Star Movement places its future in the hands of Giuseppe Conte. Will it be enough to stem the tide of populism?
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has received the highest approval rating among his former colleagues registered in the last 10 years.