#Giuseppe Conte

.Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Mario Draghi will be sworn-in as Italy's new prime minister on Saturday. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Mario Draghi is known for saving the euro during the financial crisis in Italy
  • His cabinet will comprise a mix of technocrats, veteran politicians and existing ministers
  • Draghi was director-general of the Italian Treasury during the turbulent early 1990s

.Italy
Italy PM Giuseppe Conte tendered his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella. (Photo credit: Twitter/@GiuseppeConteIT)

  • President Sergio Mattarella invited Giuseppe Conte to stay on in a capacity of a caretaker
  • Giuseppe Conte's resignation comes in the backdrop of weeks of turmoil in his ruling coalition
  • This resignation has left a vacuum at the top of the eurozone's third largest economy

.Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Giuseppe Conte has been serving as the Italian PM since June 1, 2018 (Photo Credit: Twitter @GiuseppeConteIT)

  • The PM has called for a cabinet meeting at 9 am for expressing his desire to resign
  • Media reports suggest that this step has been taken to form a new government for the country
  • Conte survived a vote of confidence but could not secure a majority in the upper house of the government

.Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's government has brought in a nationwide overnight curfew and early closing for bars and restaurants. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The country was the first in Europe to be hit by the outbreak earlier this year
  • Italy recorded almost 33,000 new infections in the last 24 hours to reach 1,028,424 in total
  • Italy is the 10th country to pass the million cases mark

.Vienna, Austria
On Monday several suspects armed with rifles openly fired at multiple locations of Central Vienna, Austria, killing at least two people. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • European Union Chief called the attack a violation of life and human values
  • French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his shock and sadness at the attack
  • Austrian chancellor Kurz said the country would not be intimidated by terrorism