Populist 5-Star supporters are voting today on whether to hook up with their long-time foe, the centre-left Democratic Party.
Members of 5-Star will hold a ballot on the party's internet platform on Tuesday to decide whether the group should join forces with the Democratic Party, its traditional foe.
Out of the government, but not out of the picture: The far-right League Party's charismatic leader Matteo Salvini has been the dominant figure in Italian politics in recent months, but he may be more powerful still in the opposition.
Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio has confirmed plans for a new coalition with the Democratic Party. But, before it can happen, Italy's president must agree to it.
Francesco Daveri, a professor at the Bocconi School of Management, spoke to Euronews about the potential pitfalls, and points of consensus in any future Italian government.
A failure to reach a consensus improves Matteo Salvini's chances of getting his wish of new elections.
Italy's firebrand interior minister could be pushed out of government
Michele Sodano and Lia Quartapelle
Italy's president, Sergio Mattarella, is beginning two days of consultations with political parties in the hope of finding a majority for a new government.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte called Matteo Salvini "disloyal" and "obsessed with immigration" in an open letter.
Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, has confirmed his support for the high-speed rail project between Turin and Lyon - known as TAV. But the project has been a great source of friction between the coalition partners of the government.
Italy's prime minister Giuseppe Conte has stood by Matteo Salvini's League party amid accusations it sought illicit funds from Russia.
Work it out, or I'm out: that's the message from Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to the Italian governing coalition of the League Party and the Five Star movement.
Italian politics and national issues tend to be the predominant stories in Italian daily newspapers, rather than a focus on international concerns.
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has asked Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to spur economic growth in light of Italy's economic contraction.
The "Belt and Road" infrastructure project hopes to link China to Europe and speed up the process of getting goods to markets. Italy is the first member of the Group of Seven industrialised powers to endorse such a deal.
Theresa May's dialogue with European leaders takes a new turn as she approaches the baize with Italy's Giuseppe Conte
A session in the Italian parliament's lower house was marred by scuffles between MPs over the 2019 budget bill.
2018 review: EU and Rome at loggerheads over budget and debt
At least 30 people have been killed over the past week in storms, tornadoes, floods, mudslides and gale-force winds across Italy.
Violent gales, heavy rains and snowfall have hit Europe, leaving at least nine people dead in Italy and cutting off roads and electricity.
In figures: What's the EU's problem with Italy's draft budget?
Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has defended his plan to ramp up public spending, despite the country’s national debt reaching more than twice the European Union limit.
The Italian government remained defiant of their debt-laden budget proposal, setting them on a direct collision course with the EU.
Italy's ruling coalition has patched up a row over a tax amnesty and struck a more conciliatory tone towards the EU.
Renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano has offered to help design a new Genoa bridge to replace the one that collapsed, killing 43 people.