New Italian gov’t gains Senate confidence

ROME, Italy’s new coalition government, led by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, secured confidence of the majority of the Senate on Tuesday after the House of Representative yesterday.

The new government won confidence of 169 members of the Senate, but was rejected by 133 senators, while five members abstained.

The Italian 66th government will start its duties tomorrow when the new Prime Minister head to Brussels to meet the European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen and with the outgoing President Jean-Claude Juncker.

Conte will also meet with the European Council President-elect Charles Michel and with the current President Donald Tusk, in addition to David Sassoli, the President of the European Parliament.

Source: Kuwait News Agency