Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi left the NATO summit in Madrid early. The non-party head of government will attend a cabinet meeting of his multi-party government in Rome on Thursday, his office said on Wednesday evening.
Defense Minister Lorenzo Guerini will represent Draghi at the NATO summit. According to media reports, tensions within the government are the reason for the surprising return.
Speculations that the head of government was asking the founder of the co-governing Five Star Movement, Beppe Grillo, to force the former prime minister and current party leader Giuseppe Conte out of the party were contradicted by those close to Draghi.