Italian PM Mario Draghi Hands In Resignation

Written by on July 21, 2022

Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi reacts during the debate on the government crisis following his resignation the week before, at the Senate in Rome on July 20, 2022. Italy’s political crisis comes to a head on July 20, 2022, as Prime Minister Mario Draghi, 74, discovers whether his fractured grand coalition can be saved or if snap elections are unavoidable.


Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi handed in his resignation on Thursday, the office of President Sergio Mattarella said, after his national unity coalition government crumbled.

Draghi submitted “his resignation and that of the government he heads,” said the brief statement. The president “took note of this” and the government remained in place to “conduct current business,” the statement added.

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