Next Crisis in Rome – Italian Prime Minister Draghi has resigned


The political drama in Rome enters the next round: Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi resigned on Thursday morning because he sees no possibility of continuing to rule. The secretary-general announced this in the Quirinal, the seat of President Sergio Mattarella. Mattarella initially entrusted Draghi with the continuation of official business.

Draghi, who has been prime minister since February 2021, resigned before a confidence vote was scheduled in the Chamber of Deputies. “Given the background of last night’s vote in the Senate, I request that the session be adjourned because I am going to the President of the Republic to inform him of my decision,” he said earlier in the Chamber of Deputies in Rome. . He was applauded long before the start of the session (see video above).

It is unclear whether there will be new elections
President Mattarella will meet Parliament Speakers Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati and Roberto Fico later in the day. It is still unclear whether he will dissolve parliament and call new elections, which could take place on September 25 or October 2.

Draghi won the confidence vote in the Senate on Wednesday, but not with the broad majority he wanted, as the three ruling parties Lega, Forza Italia and the Five Star Movement did not vote.

Source: Krone


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