Mario Draghi announces his resignation after a populist coalition partner withdraws its support.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi is to resign hours after populist coalition partner Five Star withdrew its support in a major confidence vote.
The former head of the European Central Bank has led a unity government since February 2021.
In a statement, he said the pact of trust that had sustained the unity government had gone.
“I will hand my resignation to the president of the republic this evening,” he said.
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