Following a blistering attack on coalition partner Matteo Salvini, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has said he will offer his resignation.
Mr Conte stated that Mr Salvini was "irresponsible" in creating a new political crisis for Italy for "personal" and party interests. "
Mr Salvini, leader of the Nationalist League Party, filed a motion of no confidence against Mr Conte.
He also stated that he could no longer work with his Five Star coalition partners.
The League and the Anti-Establishment Five Star Movement formed a coalition that ruled only 1
Speaking to the Senate on Tuesday, Mr Conte said the league leader who sat next to him was "looking for a pretext to return to the ballot box" after his party's success in the European elections in May.
In this election, the League came to the fore with 34% of the vote in Italy, while Five Stars received about 17%.
Mr Conte also warned that Mr Salvini had undermined the function of the government "stopping here".
"I take this opportunity to announce that I will present my resignation as Head of State to the President of the Republic," he said.
In a Facebook post before Mr Conte's address, five-star leader Luigi Di Mayo said it was "the day the League will have to hold itself accountable for its mistakes because it decided to take down everything by finding a government crisis in mid-august ".
He added that working with Mr. Conte was "an honor."