He said that he no longer sees conditions for the work of his office.

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi has announced that he is resigning from his post. As his press service reported on Thursday, Draghi said at a meeting of the Council of Ministers that he would transmit a corresponding statement to the head of state – President Sergio Mattarella.

“I want to announce that tonight I will hand over my resignation to the President of the republic,” the government’s press service quoted him as saying. In his address to the members of the Cabinet of Ministers, he noted that “there is no longer that part of national unity that has supported this government since its creation.” According to him, he does not see any more conditions for the work of his office.

The reason for the resignation was the refusal of the 5 Star Movement, one of the parties of the ruling coalition, which until recently formed its basis, to take part in a vote of confidence in the government in the upper house of the Italian parliament (Senate), which formally marked their exit from the parliamentary majority.

Earlier, Draghi stated that he does not see his government without the participation of the 5-Star Movement, noting that it makes no sense to hold the coalition on the basis of ultimatums.