Italian govt wins confidence vote

Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte take control of Italy Parliament.

Conte said the vote signalled “a new beginning for Italy, a reforming season of revival and hope”.

“The constitution and respect for our institutions will be our compass, and the interests of Italians our goal,” he added.

MPs in the lower house of parliament gave their own seal of approval on Monday evening with a 343-263 ballot in favour after Conte promised the new government “will be mild-mannered” in a thinly-veiled rebuke to his former colleague Matteo Salvini.

Italy, new government won a confidence vote in the upper house of parliament yesterday, the last hurdle to overcome before the pro-European executive could get down to work.

The coalition of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and centre-left Democratic Party (PD), led by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, won the support of 169 MPs, while 133 voted against and five abstained. The government had easily won the same vote in the lower house

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