Politics in Italy is facing a leadership crisis after Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte quit, following cracks in the governing coalition.

Conte accused his deputy, far-right leader Matteo Salvini, of being an 'opportunist'.

Italy's President Sergio Mattarella will now talk to party leaders to see if a new government can be formed.

Al Jazeera's Sonia Gallego reports from Rome.

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