February 2nd local time, Italian President Sergio Mattarella announced that due to the unsuccessful attempt of Speaker Fico to form a parliamentary majority, he would authorize a high-level person to form a new government as soon as possible to respond to the priorities.
A presidential spokesman later said that Sergio Mattarella would summon former European Central Bank President Mario Draghi at noon on the 3rd.
On the evening of the 2nd, Italian Speaker of the House of Representatives, Fico, who was appointed to form a parliamentary majority, reported to the president and announced that it was impossible to form a parliamentary majority in support of the government in view of the current huge differences between the parties.
Sergio Mattarella stressed that as an option to solve the current government crisis, early elections are not only not conducive to pandemic prevention and control, but also mean that the government will not be able to fully perform its functions for months, which is essential for both the fight against the pandemic and the recovery of the socio-economic situation.
Therefore, he decided to authorize the formation of a new government as soon as possible and called on the parties to give confidence and support.
On January 26, Prime Minister Conte officially submitted his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella due to the withdrawal of the Italian Vitality Party from the ruling coalition.