Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri stepped down on Thursday over what he called “key differences” with the president, deepening a political crisis that has left the Lebanese without a government for nine month amid an unprecedented economic meltdown, news wires reported.
A political crisis in Moldova lurched towards constitional deadlock on Tuesday as the country's top court ruled that parliament had overstepped its authority by dismissing the tribunal's senior judge, Reuters reports.
Half the parties in the ruling Slovak coalition demanded that Prime Minister Igor Matovic quit on Monday following his order for a shipment of Russian Sputnik vaccines and rows over his management style, Reuters reported.
The Armenian government said the dismissal of a top army general at the centre of a political crisis had come into force on Wednesday almost two weeks after PM Nikol Pashinyan fired him as he accused the military of a coup attempt, Reuters reported.
Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday will ask former European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi to form a government of national unity, Reuters reported. The head of state summoned Draghi for talks at noon (1100 GMT) after hearing that efforts to salvage the collapsed coalition of PM Giuseppe Conte had failed.
Kosovo's top court on Thursday rejected outgoing PM Albin Kurti's call for snap polls after his coalition collapsed, and backed a presidential decree asking his rivals to form a new government, news wires reported.
Italy's anti-establishment Five Star Movement threatened Tuesday to pull the plug on tense negotiations with the centre-left Democratic Party over forming a new government, insisting its choice of prime minister was a red line.
Italy’s government collapsed on Tuesday, triggering a power struggle between the country’s right-wing nationalists and rival parties, along with deepening Europe's political upheaval as the Continent struggles with immigration and slowing economic growth.