New Italian elections triggered as president dissolves parliament

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Italian President Sergio Mattarella signed a decree dissolving parliament, clearing the way for new elections in Italy in the wake of Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s resignation. “The dissolution of the parliamentary chamber is always the last choice,” Mattarella said, noting that the political situation led to the move. Earlier, the president’s office said Draghi’s government would remain in place for the time being to handle current business. The step comes after Draghi said he saw no possibility of continuing to govern after failing to receive broad backing in a Senate confidence vote on Wedn…

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