Italy's president has dissolved Parliament
Italy is set to hold a general election this autumn after President Sergio Mattarella formally dissolved parliament, News.az reports.
The decision came after Prime Minister Mario Draghi handed in his resignation as a result of key right-wing coalition allies boycotting a confidence vote.
Draghi, an economist and former president of the European Central Bank, will remain on to lead a caretaker government.
The elections -- due to take place on 25 September --- will be the second in Italy in four years.
"The government has tendered its resignation [...] I thanked Mario Draghi and the ministers for their commitment over these 18 months," Mattarella said on Thursday at the Quirinale Palace.