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Italy's President Refuses PM Draghi's Resignation, Tells Him to Address Parliament

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Last Updated: July 14, 2022, 23:35 IST

FILE PHOTO: Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi attends a news conference during a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium June 24, 2022. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/File Photo

FILE PHOTO: Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi attends a news conference during a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium June 24, 2022. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/File Photo

Mattarella "did not accept the resignation, and invited the prime minister to appear before parliament to make a statement," the presidential palace said

Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday refused to accept Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s resignation, in a political crisis experts warned could send the eurozone’s third largest economy to snap elections.

Mattarella “did not accept the resignation, and invited the prime minister to appear before parliament to make a statement,” the presidential palace said, amid reports Draghi would address parliament next week to see if he has the necessary majority to stay on.

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first published:July 14, 2022, 23:35 IST
last updated:July 14, 2022, 23:35 IST