Mário Draghi accepted today the invitation of the Italian President, Sergio Mattarella, to assume the post of Prime Minister of Italy, after having guaranteed the support of almost all the parties represented in the Parliament.
The announcement was made by the economist himself, former president of the European Central Bank (ECB), at the end of a meeting with Mattarella, whom guaranteed to have received the support enough of the parties to form a new executive.
Draghi submitted the names of the future government cast to the appreciation of Mattarella, who will have to approve them.
THE new government will be sworn in Saturday, followed, then, early next week, the oath sessions and the giving of votes of confidence in the two houses of Parliament – Chamber of Deputies and Senate.
The former president of the European Central Bank (ECB) was instructed by the Italian head of state, Sergio Mattarella, to form a new executive, after Conte had resigned following the departure of the government coalition from Matteo Renzi’s party, also a former Prime Minister and leader of Italia Viva (IV).
The economist’s task will be difficult, considering that Italy is being hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has already caused more than 90,000 deaths, and that the future Government will have to present, by the end of April, the relaunch plan of the country’s economy, in recession, with important financial assistance from the European Union (EU).