Sandro Gozi, Democratic Party member and deputy secretary of state for political and European affairs, said it was time to end the confusion created by Lega and M5S.
"One day they want elections, one day they want to impeach Mattarella and the next they want to work with Cotarrelli. Uncertainty is always bad and the sooner we get political clarification, the better," he said.
Gozi also took a swipe at outside influence, claiming that the Italian political crisis was "mainly due" to ineffective European policy. The democratic politician, normally considered a pro-European voice, was particularly critical of Germany.
"It is time for fundamental European reform and the first one to understand this must be our German friends in Berlin. Germany has a huge responsibility for the state of Europe today because Berlin has always postponed the reform which was urgently needed," he said.