Draghi resignation refused…

Despite winning a confidence vote, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said he would resign after the populist Five Star Movement, a coalition ally, pulled its support for the government.

In a roller-coaster day of politicking in Rome, Italian President Sergio Mattarella announced late Thursday that he would not accept the resignation of Prime Minister Mario Draghi, who had just minutes earlier declared that he would step down amid political crisis.

What did Mattarella say?
A statement from Mattarella’s office read that the president, “did not accept the resignation, and invited the prime minister to appear before parliament to make a statement.”

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Draghi survived a no-confidence vote in the Italian Senate earlier on Thursday, yet his government’s future was thrown into question due to a boycott of the vote by the populist 5-Star Movement (5SM), a key coalition ally.

“I would like to inform you that tonight I will submit my resignation to the president of the republic,” Draghi told Cabinet members at a special meeting after the parliamentary vote.


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