Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has warned the country’s two ruling populist parties that he will resign if they do not stop fighting.
Mr Conte said the parties must “honour the government’s obligations” or he would “simply end my mandate”.
The fractious year-old coalition of the League and the Five Star Movement are at loggerheads on a range of issues.
Italy faces tough decisions on spending and Mr Conte is seeking a clear mandate to continue debt talks with the EU.
Speaking at a news conference on Monday, the prime minister urged a “loyal collaboration” from governing ministers and said he wanted “a clear, unequivocal and speedy response”.