Italy's Draghi stresses unity, outlines policy before confidence vote

New Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi called for politicians to make a joint effort against the coronavirus pandemic in his first, eagerly awaited major policy speech on Wednesday. “Today unity is not an option but instead a duty,” he told the Senate, which is set to hold a vote of confidence on the ex-president of the European Central Bank (ECB) and his cabinet later in the day. The speech had been hotly anticipated as Draghi had not made any extensive comments to the public since his inauguration on Saturday, putting an end to more than four weeks of political crisis in the coronavirus-str…

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