Where did Conte hold a news conference?
Giuseppe Conte holds a news conference in Rome on June 28. Photographer: Simona Granati/Corbis/Getty Images. Former Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte thought he was getting a shot at leading the biggest party in parliament and reviving his political fortunes.
Why did Conte want autonomy?
Conte wanted autonomy to set the vision while Grillo was dismissive. It remains to be seen if Conte, after his break-up with Five Star, decides to set up a party of his own -- with many Five Star lawmakers likely to ditch Grillo and rally to his side.
Who is Beppe Grillo?
Beppe Grillo is a former comic with a widely-followed and influential blog that he used to launch an anti-establishment political movement that became mainstream when it formed a surprising government with the populist anti-immigration League party in 2018 elections.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is struggling to hold onto power after a junior partner in his coalition pulled out, robbing him of his majority in parliament. Maria Tadeo reports on the political turmoil and its impact on markets on "Bloomberg Markets: European Open." (Source: Bloomberg)
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