Italian PM Mario Draghi resigns as coalition collapseson July 14, 2022 at 5:16 pm

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Mario Draghi announces his resignation after a populist coalition partner withdraws its support.

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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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