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Pres Summons Parliamentary Leaders To Dissolve Legislature, Call Election


Quirinale Palace (the residence and office of the Italian president) confirms that President Sergio Mattarella will meet this afternoon with the presidents of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, pursuant to Article 88 of the Italian Constitution, which will see the parliament dissolved and snap elections called.

  • First date for election would be 25 September, but this falls on the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah, and therefore 2 October could be a possible date for the vote.
  • Gerardo Fortuna at Euractiv tweets: "...Italy's president Mattarella is to dissolve the Parliament 8 months before the natural end. Elections should be in October, exactly when the country's yearly budget should be decided and the reform of the Stability Pact will be discussed in Brussels."

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