Draghi faces House confidence test after Senate triumph

(ANSA) – ROME, FEB 18 – Premier Mario Draghi’s new government faces a confidence vote in the Lower House on Thursday after registering a big win in the Senate on Wednesday.
    The executive, which is backed by almost all the parties in parliament, won the the confidence vote in the Upper House by 262 votes in favour and 40 against.
    The right-wing Brothers of Italy (FdI) party is the only major group opposing the administration led by the former head of the European Central Bank.
    But 15 Senators belonging to the 5-Star Movement (M5S) broke ranks and voted against the government while eight others failed to turn up for the vote. (ANSA).


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