Italy: Matteo Renzi formally resigns

Wednesday, 7 December, 2016 - 21:00

Today at 21.00 (Moscow time) the resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will be held, about which he announced after the failure of his proposals during the referendum.

Earlier President Sergio Mattarella asked him to stay in office until the approval of the budget, scheduled on Friday, but the meeting on this issue has been successfully completed this afternoon.

Matteo Renzi said goodbye to the citizens on his page on the social network with the words «Thank to all and long live Italy».