August is normally a quiet month for Italians to enjoy their summer holidays. But politicians have been forced back to work to contain a crisis.

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned, launching a blistering attack on Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

He accused the leader of the far-right League party of sinking the coalition government and endangering the economy for personal and political gain.

Salvini wants to force a snap election as League is gaining popularity for its tough stance on immigration.

Will his gamble pay off?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra

Guests:

Alberto Castelvecchi - Italian publisher and journalist

Emiliana de Blasio - Professor of political science at LUISS Guido Carli University

Source: Al Jazeera News