The rapid collapse of Mario Draghi's 17-month-old coalition could prompt President Sergio Mattarella to dissolve Parliament, opening the path to holding an early election.
Italian Premier Mario Draghi has told his Cabinet he will offer his resignation on Thursday evening to the president, following the refusal of a coalition ally to support a government bill.
Ukraine says it urgently needs the heavy artillery to counter Russia on the battlefield. Also, President Zelenskyy is looking for additional support as the leaders of Germany, France and Italy visit.
The swearing in of the celebrated economist comes weeks after the country's last prime minister resigned. Draghi will face the twin challenges of the pandemic and a crumbling economy.
The former head of the European Central Bank agreed to form a government at the president's request after Giuseppe Conte resigned as prime minister, amid disputes over the handling of the pandemic.