Mario Draghi resigned as prime minister
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Mario Draghi resigned as prime minister

The Prime Minister will resign this evening, Draghi himself announced it in the Council of Ministers.

Italian Premier Mario Draghi meets the media in Rome on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 MAURO SCROBOGNA / AP

The Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, will resign this evening. This was announced by Draghi himself in the Council of Ministers, which he met after today’s vote in the Senate in which the 5 Star Movement abstained from trusting the government. “Good evening, everyone – Draghi said to the ministers – I want to announce that tonight I will resign in the hands of the President of the Republic”.

“Today’s votes in Parliament are a very significant fact from a political point of view – said Draghi – The majority of national unity that has supported this government since its creation is no longer there. The pact of trust at the base has failed. government action. In these days there has been the utmost commitment on my part to continue on the common path, also trying to meet the needs that have been advanced to me by the political forces “.

“As is evident from today’s debate and vote in Parliament, this effort was not enough – continued the resigning President of the Council – From my inauguration speech in Parliament I have always said that this executive would only go ahead if there had been the clear prospect of being able to carry out the government program on which the political forces had voted their confidence “.

“This compactness was fundamental to face the challenges of these months. These conditions are no longer there – concluded Draghi – I thank you for your work, the many results achieved. We must be proud of what we have achieved, in a moment very difficult, in the interest of all Italians “.