FILE-- Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of Italy delivers remarks at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday, Sept 26, 2018. On Aug 20, 2019, Conte announced his resignation, choosing to quit before a confidence vote promoted by the hard-line and increasingly popular interior minister, Matteo Salvini. (Dave Sanders/The New York Times)

Italian PM Conte resigns

The announcement comes in the face of a mutinous power play by the far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini