Will the president of Italy dissolve the parliament?

Matteo Salvini, leader of Italy's League party, pulled his support for the governing coalition, calling for a snap election.


In last year's election, Five Star won twice as many votes as The League, but polls suggest the proportions have been reversed.


Mr Salvini's demand for an election does not necessarily mean a poll will be called in the near future.


President Sergio Mattarella, holding the sole power to dissolve parliament, could theoretically appoint a government of technocrats and postpone a new election until next year.
Source: BBC