Italy is in political disarray after Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned on Tuesday.
Italian President Sergio Mattarella is exploring the options for a new coalition.
The current political crisis is the culmination of long-simmering tensions between the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) and Salvini’s League.
The political crisis is primarily the outcome of Salvini’s calculus that triggering snap elections would play out in his favor.
Mr. Salvini is trying to force a snap election in order to capitalize on the League’s surge.
Opinion polls suggest that the League would win by a wide margin, solo rule by the nationalist party governing coalition including Forza Italia, former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s party.