Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi Resigns as Support Crumbles


By Eric Sylvers
Prime Minister Mario Draghi lost key backers in his coalition government. PHOTO: ANDREAS SOLARO/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi resigned on Thursday following a collapse in support among his coalition backers, plunging the country into uncertainty as it fights surging inflation and an economic slowdown.

President Sergio Mattarella must now decide whether to ask party leaders if they can form a new parliamentary majority to avoid early elections. Animosity between the parties that came to a head on Wednesday before a vote in the Senate indicated that a new majority is unlikely.

Publish : 2022-07-21 19:21:00

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