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Some Five Star Rebels Are Trying to Save Draghi’s Coalition

  • Prime Minister Mario Draghi offered his resignation last week
  • He’s expected to announce on Wednesday if he’ll leave office
Mario Draghi

Mario Draghi

Photographer: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg
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Some lawmakers in Mario Draghi’s coalition are working on a last-ditch plan to convince the Italian prime minister not to resign.

A group of deputies from the Five Star Movement are ready to turn their backs on party leader Giuseppe Conte and maintain their support for Draghi’s government, according to people familiar with the discussions. They are still trying to determine whether that would be enough to persuade Draghi to stay on ahead of confidence votes on Wednesday.