Italian coalition government wins confidence vote

Italian coalition government wins confidence vote

© iStock/edella The Italian coalition government has won a critical confidence motion in the upper house Senate on a security bill championed by controversial Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini.

The bill tightens immigration regulations and limits the right to asylum in Italy. Several members of the Five Star Movement, the coalition partners of Salvini’s League, abstained from voting. Had the coalition lost the vote of confidence it would have been forced to resign, triggering an election. Anonymous sources from inside the government have suggested there will be a snap election in March, with the conflict permeating the Italian coalition […]

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