Italy's Draghi seen entering, leaving presidential palace

STORY: Draghi, the former European Central Bank (ECB) president, announced he was to resign on Thursday after the 5-Star Movement, a coalition party, failed to back him in a confidence vote over his plan to combat soaring prices.

"The national unity coalition that backed this government no longer exists," said Draghi, who has been prime minister of a broad coalition since February 2021.

Mattarella asked Draghi, who is an unelected technocrat, to address parliament to get a clearer picture of the political situation.

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