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Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi to resign over coalition crisis

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said he will resign on Thursday evening, according to a statement issued by his office.

He made the announcement despite winning a confidence vote in the Italian parliament earlier on Thursday.

His victory in the vote on a package of measures to help with the cost of living with 172 votes in favor and 39 against. However, his coalition partners from the 5-Star movement boycotted the vote.

“I want to announce that this evening I will present my resignation to the President of the Republic,” Draghi said in the statement.

“Today’s votes in Parliament are very significant from a political point of view. The majority of national unity that has supported this government since its creation is no longer there,” he added.

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