Mario Draghi presented his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella this Thursday morning. This decision was taken by the Italian Prime Minister the day after a crazy day in Parliament through which his national unity coalition imploded. This Thursday afternoon, the current host of the Quirinal announced the dissolution of parliament causing early elections.
After a “catastrophic” day for the Italian Prime Minister, the latter made the decision to leave the Chigi Palace.
This Thursday morning, Mario Draghi tendered his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella. A choice that raises even more doubt and concern about the future of Italian politics.
We need “a new pact of trust, sincere and concrete”, launched the former boss of the ECB, in vain, to the address of the deputies, by imposing his conditions.
Ahead of a crucial vote of confidence in the Senate, Mario Draghi was let down not only by the 5 Star Movement, but also by two of his right-wing allies, the League and Forza Italia.
Following his meeting with the President of Parliament and the President of the Senate, Sergio Mattarella announced on Thursday afternoon the dissolution of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, which will automatically lead to the holding of early elections.
“The political situation led to this decision,” the president said in a televised address.
Salt-and-pepper hair, sober suit and tie, aquiline profile, this discreet man with little taste for worldliness has never rubbed shoulders with the votes of his compatriots.
In February 2021, Mario Draghi accepted the President of the Republic’s offer to become head of government in order to get Italy out of the health, political and economic crisis and to negotiate with Brussels a European recovery plan from which the country received the lion’s share.