Draghi’s resignation likely as he misses target in confidence vote

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Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi fell well short of the broad approval he wanted in a confidence vote in the Senate, meaning that he is likely to offer his resignation to the president. Although the 74-year-old won the vote in Rome on Wednesday evening with 95 votes in favour to 39 against, the three major parties – Lega, Forza Italia and the Five Star Movement (M5S) – did not take part in the vote. The unsatisfactory result makes it likely that Draghi will offer his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella for the second time in a week after he refused to accept it last Thursday.

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