Italy parliament to begin voting for new head of state on Jan. 24

  05 January 2022    Read: 165
Italy parliament to begin voting for new head of state on Jan. 24

The Italian parliament will convene on Jan. 24 to begin voting for a new head of state to replace the outgoing Sergio Mattarella, the chief of the lower house of parliament ruled on Tuesday, Reuters reported.

The election of a new president of the republic may have major repercussions for the future of Prime Minister Mario Draghi's government, which is trying to contain a wave of COVID-19 infections.

Draghi has made clear he would like to become president, bringing to an end his 11-month old government and leaving the country with the choice of either installing a new premier or holding elections a year ahead of schedule.

However, there is no guarantee the 74-year-old former European Central Bank chief will get the job.


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