|Prime Minister of Italy|
13 February 2021 – 22 October 2022
|Preceded by||Giuseppe Conte|
|Succeeded by||Giorgia Meloni|
|President of the European Central Bank|
1 November 2011 – 31 October 2019
|Vice President||Vítor Constâncio|
Luis de Guindos
|Preceded by||Jean-Claude Trichet|
|Succeeded by||Christine Lagarde|
|Chairman of the Financial Stability Board|
2 April 2006 – 4 November 2011
|Preceded by||Roger Ferguson|
|Succeeded by||Mark Carney|
|Governor of the Bank of Italy|
16 January 2006 – 31 October 2011
|Preceded by||Antonio Fazio|
|Succeeded by||Ignazio Visco|
|Born||3 September 1947|
Serena Cappello (m. 1973)
|Residence||Chigi Palace, Rome|
|Education||Sapienza University of Rome|
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD)
He was President of the European Central Bank from 2011 until 2019. Draghi was also the Chair of the Financial Stability Board from 2009 to 2011 and Governor of the Bank of Italy from 2005 to 2011.
On 3 February 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Draghi was invited by Italian President Sergio Mattarella to form a government of national unity after the resignation of Giuseppe Conte. Draghi was sworn in as Prime Minister on 11 February 2022. He has been a popular prime minister among public opinion and The Economist named Italy as 'Country of the Year' because of the Draghi leadership.
On 14 July 2022, Draghi announced his resignation as Prime Minister of Italy, after the Five Star Movement withdrew from his national unity government; however his resignation is rejected by President Sergio Mattarella. Eight days later on 22 July, Draghi announced his resignation for the second time with Mattarella accepting his resignation. Draghi remained in office as caretaker prime minister, until the formation of a new government following the general election in October 2022. He was replaced by Giorgia Meloni.
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