Draghi asked to form a new Italian coalition government.

| 3rd February 2021 | 0 Comments

(BBC)

Italy’s president has asked the former head of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, to form a new government after the previous coalition collapsed.

President Sergio Mattarella said Italy needed a “high-profile government” to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic and the worst economic crisis in decades.

Politicians failed to agree a coalition following the resignation of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte last week.

Mr Draghi will now have to put forward an administration that leaders support.

He was summoned to Rome’s historic Quirinale Palace on Wednesday by President Mattarella, who gave Mr Draghi a mandate and said he hoped he would break the parliamentary stalemate.

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