After Mario Draghi resigned, the Italian president dissolved parliament

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Sergio Mattarella announced, on Thursday, the dissolution of the Senate and the House of Representatives after the resignation of Senate President Mario Draghi, which led to snap elections on September 25.

The political situation led to this decision Sergio Mattarella said during a televised speech, referring to Prime Minister Mario Draghi resigns After Thursday, three major parties split from his coalition in a vote of confidence in the Senate.

The discussion, the voting, and the modalities in which that vote was cast yesterday in the Senate “indicating absence” Parliamentary support for the government and the lack of prospects for forming a new majority explained the Italian president. This condition made the early dissolution of Parliament inevitable. “, World Health Organization ” It is always the last option “, he added.

According to Italian RAI TV, the next snap elections will be held on September 25. The most prominent candidate in the upcoming elections is the so-called “center-right” coalition, which brings together Forza Italia, the right-wing Silvio Berlusconi party, and the far-right represented by the Union of the populist anti-immigrant Platform Matteo Salvini. Fratelli from Italy.

Fratelli d’Italia, the post-fascist party headed by Giorgia Meloni, took the lead in voting intentions, by about 24%, ahead of the Democratic Party (22%) and the League (14%), according to a poll conducted by the SWG Institute on July 18. . Forza Italia will get 7.4% of the vote and the 5 Star Movement (M5S) will get 11.2%. With a campaign in the middle of summer and relatively short, the balance of power should not be disturbed: Fratelli d’Italia must withdraw from the game by coming first. ” They will go from less than 5% of the vote in 2018 to 20 to 25% of the vote, according to polls. So they will be the biggest winners. Their strategy wins because since the ’90s, when you were in opposition, you’ve regained your electoral health. They have been keen to remain in the opposition since 2018 By not joining any alliance and staying on the fringes of the National Union of Dragoons, analyzes Christophe Boullioud, Professor of Political Science at the Grenoble Institute of Political Studies, who specializes in Italian politics and international relations.

One round of voting

For the first time since 1948, elections will be held in the fall. It has always run so far between February and June, as our Rome correspondent recalls, Anne Le Nir. Accordingly, the election campaign will take place in the middle of school holidays, on the beaches, in mountain resorts, cities or art villages. Another novelty: under the 2020 reform, the number of parliamentarians will decrease significantly. Representatives will go from 630 to 400, and senators from 315 to 200. Which suggests bitter battles.

The elections will be held in one round with a mixed system. The majority of seats are allocated by proportional ballot and other seats are allocated by individual ballot. This system tends to favor the formation and victory of highly heterogeneous alliances. But as we have seen, this is not a guarantee of stability. Until then and until further notice, the resigned government will remain in place to deal with current affairs.

The resignation of the former head of the European Central Bank became inevitable after Forza Italia, the League and the populist formation M5S refused to participate in the Request a vote of confidence on Wednesday by the Prime Minister in the Senate. Mario Draghi has said he is ready to remain in office only if the parties in his coalition sign in line over a government “deal”, already jeopardized last week by the first defection from the M5S. Their response was harsh.

(and with France Press agency)

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