London, Thursday, 14 July 2022
After a party in the ruling coalition withdrew its support for Mario Draghi's administration, the president of Italy on Thursday rejected Draghi's resignation and asked him to face parliament the next week.
After senators from the 5-Star Movement left the Senate during a crucial confidence vote earlier on Thursday, Sergio Mattarella told Draghi in a meeting that he had rejected the resignation of the prime minister and asked him to give legislators time to assess the most recent political developments.
The 5-Stars, a significant member of the ruling coalition, abandoned a crucial confidence vote in the government earlier on Thursday, prompting the prime minister to admit that the government had fallen.
"I would like to inform you that I will submit my resignation to the President of the Republic this evening. The vote in parliament today is a highly important occasion from a political standpoint, "Draghi had stated in a press release.
He continued, "The national unity majority that has supported this government since its formation no longer exists.
The prime minister is scheduled to address the legislature on Wednesday, but his remarks did not leave much room for reconsideration.
Draghi claimed he made an effort to maintain the unity of the administration and accommodate some of the 5-Stars' requests.
He emphasised that he was only committed to serving as leader of the government provided he could implement the programmes that parliamentarians had supported, including economic support for people and businesses, which is now impossible to do without a legislative majority.
Draghi may think about forming another transitional administration to guide Italy through new elections in early 2023 if he fails to get a fresh vote of confidence.
Early elections in the fall are still a possibility, but they conflict with the requirement for a functioning government to create a vital budget bill amid severe economic hardship for individuals and businesses.
(Report by: The Decision Maker – International Relations editors)
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