Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Thursday submitted his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella, acknowledging the end of his broad coalition after three key parties boycotted a crucial confidence vote on his leadership.
The president acknowledged his resignation, a statement from his office said, adding that Draghi will remain in place to handle the “ordinary administration.”
“The president took note of Draghi’s resignation letter, and instructed the government to uphold its current duties,” the president’s office said.
Upholding “the current duties” means that the government will not have full powers until a new government is formed after an early parliamentary election.
The president is expected to dissolve parliament and announce the date of the voting process, which could take place on October 2.