Prime Minister candidate Draghi (on Wednesday in Rome): return from retirement
Photo: ALESSANDRA TARANTINO / AFP
Mario Draghi led a quiet retirement life after leaving the Eurotower in Frankfurt in 2019 - and before unexpectedly saving his home country Italy in 2021.
Last summer the Vatican made him a member of a papal academy.
Sometimes he would pick up his granddaughter from school.
At some point there was a fire in his holiday home in Umbria - that was the most exciting news about the ex-President of the European Central Bank (ECB) and currently probably the most famous Italian in the world.
When the 73-year-old was asked about his political future, he referred to his wife.
She ruled out a career in Rome early on.
"My husband will not form a government, he is not a politician," said Maria Serena Cappello.
President Mattarella tasked Draghi with forming a government
The quiet has been over since Tuesday noon.
After a long dispute in the center-left ruling coalition, President Sergio Mattarella had had enough.
He commissioned Draghi to form a new government of national unity.
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