"A political government is the best solution for the country," Carlo Cottarelli stated after his resignation from the post of interim prime minister was announced.
Meanwhile, Italy’s populist Five Star Movement (M5S) and right-wing Lega Nord party have reached a new agreement on the formation of a coalition "political" government, the leaders of M5S and Lega announced on Thursday, thus averting the possibility of a new snap election.
"Conditions have been created to form a political government of the M5S and Lega," Luigi Di Maio and Matteo Salvini said in a joint statement.
Political Crisis in Italy
The country has been in political crisis since the country's president, Sergio Mattarella, rejected the cabinet's proposal of lawyer Giuseppe Conte, who is supported by M5S and Lega.
The political turbulence in Europe's fourth-largest economy has sent shock waves throughout the European, US and Asian stock markets as the euro plunged against the dollar, while the main indexes sunk amid fears for the future of the eurozone.
In the March election, M5S received slightly over 32 percent of the vote. The center-right coalition, including Lega, got 37 percent, while the Democratic Party won about 20 percent of the vote. None of the parties obtained the majority required to form a government.
Following Mattarella's decision to reject the candidacy of Paolo Savona for the post of economy minister, M5S leader Luigi Di Maio called on the country's parliament to discuss the possible impeachment of the Italian president. Di Maio also called for holding new parliamentary elections after the impeachment of Mattarella.