Italian PM Mario Draghi resigns as coalition collapses

Italian Prime Minister PM Mario Draghi is to leave hours after libertarian alliance accomplice Five Star pulled out its help in a significant certainty vote.

The previous top of the European Central Bank has driven a solidarity government since February 2021.

A file image of PM Mario Draghi

In an explanation, he said the settlement of trust that had supported the solidarity government had gone.

“I will hand my acquiescence to the leader of the republic tonight,” he said.