Rome, July 21 (UNI) Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Thursday tendered his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella, media reports said.
The PM’s resignation comes after three key parties in his coalition government — the powerful 5-Star movement, center-right Forza Italia and the far-right League — boycotted a confidence vote in the government Wednesday.
Mattarella, who accepted the resignation, is scheduled to meet with Parliament Speakers on Thursday afternoon, the presidential palace said in a statement. The next step is to call for a snap election, CNN report said.
Last week, Draghi first tendered his resignation after the 5-Star movement withdrew its support in a parliamentary confidence vote on a package designed to tackle Italy’s cost-of-living crisis, CNN reported.
Earlier, Draghi had said that he would not lead a government that did not include 5-Star.
However, Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella had rejected that resignation and urged him to stay and find a solution.