Italy: Mario Draghi tendered his resignation to the president for the second time, Sergio Mattarella would have accepted it

Mario Draghi submitted his resignation to the president for the second time this Thursday morning. Unlike last week, President Sergio Mattarella would have accepted it.

Last week, Mario Draghi had already offered his resignation due to trust issues. A request which was then refused by President Sergio Mattarella, who asked him to try to save his government of national unity.

If only a coalition partner, the 5 Star Movement, had refused to express its confidence a few days ago, this Wednesday, three ruling parties boycotted the vote. With the departure of Mr Draghi, who took office in February 2021, Italy is once again in the midst of a political crisis and snap elections are likely, observers say.

The head of government had said earlier on Wednesday that he was ready to stay on as prime minister, but only if coalition unity and trust were restored.

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