After the dissolution of Parliament by the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, Italy will hold early general elections on September 25 after the resignation of Prime Minister Mario Draghi, as agreed on Thursday by the Council of Ministers in Rome
Previously the head of state, Sergio Mattarella, had signed the decree with which the two seats of Parliament, the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies are dissolvedwhich forced the elections to be held within 70 days, as dictated by the Constitution.
Draghi, who with the rest of his ministers remains in office until the formation of the new Executive, has been forced to resign after losing the support of an important part of the national unity coalition that he had led since February 2021.
The date of the elections was confirmed while the Council of Ministers chaired by Draghi was taking place, which was to set it.
The electoral advance of this legislature, which was to conclude in March 2023, is due to the resignation of Draghi, formalized this morning before Mattarella, although he will continue in office until the formation of the new Executive.
Draghi presided over a coalition of national unity in the last 17 months, since February 2021, when he was commissioned to govern to manage the pandemic crisis after the fall of his predecessor, Giuseppe Conte, leader of the 5 Star Movement (M5S).
His coalition was supported by practically all the parties in the hemicycle, from left to right, except for Giorgia Meloni’s far-right Brothers of Italy.
Nevertheless, decided to resign a week ago after losing the support of M5S after weeks of disagreements for various reasons, as a decree against inflation and the misgivings of the populist formation to continue arming the Ukrainian resistance.
Then the head of state rejected the resignation and summoned Draghi to settle his crisis in Parliament, where he went yesterday Wednesday with the intention of rebuilding his coalition and re-adding all the parties to complete the legislature.
However, far from putting it back together, it saw the abandonment of two other important partners, Matteo Salvini’s League and Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia, so He has had no choice but to resign irrevocably this Thursday.