Italian President Mattarella weighing next steps after Draghi resigns

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Against the background of a severe drought, tight energy supplies and soaring inflation, Italian President Sergio Mattarella accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mario Draghi after a week-long attempt to unite his unravelling coalition failed. The president’s office said on Thursday that Draghi’s government would remain in place for the time being to handle current business. Before meeting Mattarella, Draghi told lawmakers that he saw no possibility of continuing to govern after failing to receive broad backing in a Senate confidence vote on Wednesday night. The first crushing blow to Dr…

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