Italy's president dissolves parliament, triggering snap election following Draghi's resignation and a week of turmoil in the country.
The crisis triggered last week could lead to snap elections held as early as September, with polls projecting a likely far-right win.
Draghi's resignation signals the likelihood of early elections and a renewed period of uncertainty for Italy and Europe at a critical time.
The decision by the three parties to sit out the confidence vote meant Prime Minister Mario Draghi's bid to revive his beleaguered coalition had failed.
Prime Minister Mario Draghi has said now is not the time for political uncertainty within the eurozone's third largest economy, amid a myriad of domestic and geopolitical challenges.
Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi announced his resignation on Thursday, paving the way for the possibility of early elections and the far-right seizing power.
Though Draghi’s government won a confidence vote in the Senate on a relief bill to help Italians facing soaring energy costs, 5-Star senators were absent, raising the spectre of a snap general election.
Deepening of Türkiye-Italy defence industry cooperation serves mutual interests, both states on same page, says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Almost all of the bloc's 27 leaders were among the first to congratulate Macron after his win over Le Pen by a comfortable margin.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has triggered sweeping Western sanctions that threaten to disrupt commodity flows, raising the spectre of gas shortages, blackouts and further price increases.
Momentum appeared to be building for President Sergio Mattarella to reconsider his refusal to serve a second term as head of state after repeated failure to find a consensus candidate.
The presidential election was deadlocked after an attempt by the centre-right to impose its own candidate ended in failure.
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