Italy to hold early election after PM Draghi resigns

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By Crispian Balmer, Giuseppe Fonte and Angelo Amante ROME (Reuters) -Italian President Sergio Mattarella dissolved parliament on Thursday, clearing the way for an early election after Prime Minister Mario Draghi quit following the collapse of his national unity government. Mattarella said the election must be held within 70 days, leaving the government to fix the precise date which is likely to be in late September. “The period we are going through does not allow for any pause in the (government) action which is needed to counter the economic and social crisis, and rising inflation,” the presi…

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