Italy’s Government Has Collapsed. What Happens Next?

Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned this week, bringing an end to the country’s 66th government since 1945. Why It Matters: Italy is the Eurozone’s third-largest economy, and the two-trillion-dollar economy is fragile. No country in Europe is more indebted than Italy aside from Greece, but unlike Greece, the Italian economy is far too big to bailout should it come to that.

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