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Draghi’s fall is the last government chess move that is predicted to take a long time
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Draghi’s fall is the last government chess move that is predicted to take a long time

The resignation of Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, 12 hours after his coalition broke up in Parliament, was the latest move in a political chess set that is expected to last for months before a new government takes power. This Thursday, the only certainty for Italians is that they will vote on September 25, about six months ahead of schedule. But even before a date was set, Italian parties were already in 'turmoil' in the face of the political situation, with some losing longtime loyalists in the leadership, after three key coalition partners - populists, right-wing, and conservatives - have decided to leave Draghi. In 17 months at the helm of the government, Draghi was seen as a pillar of stability in a nation, the EU's third-largest economy, beset by high inflation and fears of...