Italy's prime minister steps down as the far-right party rises

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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte attends a session of the upper house of parliament over the ongoing government crisis, in Rome, Italy, August 20, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Yara Nardi.

Italy’s government collapsed today, and it joins a growing list of countries where the far-right is gaining power. Today Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced his resignation, bowing to Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who's conservative and tough on immigration.