Early elections in Italy, Draghi’s resignation accepted

Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday dissolved parliament, which means there will be early elections.

According to Raibefore deciding Matarella from the second time accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mario Draghi and held consultations with the speakers of both houses of the Italian Parliament, as required by Article 88 of the Constitution. Italian media call the most likely date for early elections September 25th.

On Wednesday, the Italian Senate supported a resolution expressing confidence in Draghi’s government. However, he received only 95 votes, while the Senate has 321 parliamentarians. This is the lowest result achieved by the government in this legislature.

They boycotted the consideration of the resolution in parliament and refused to vote for it by the right-wing parties – the 5 Star Movement, Forward Italy and the League. This meant that there might not be enough votes to declare a quorum in the Senate when the decisions were legally binding.

The rightists advocated the dissolution of the government and the holding of early elections, where they want to improve their results.

Draghi’s coalition government is known to have been on the brink of collapse after the 5 Star Movement refused to vote on an important decree to bail out thousands of Italian families and businesses.

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