Italy's Letta wins confidence vote at lower house

Italy's new Prime Minister Enrico Letta won his first vote of confidence in the lower chamber of the parliament on Monday.

Italy's Letta wins confidence vote at lower house

World Bulletin/News Desk

Italy's new Prime Minister Enrico Letta won his first vote of confidence in parliament on Monday.

Italy's lower house of the parliament, the Chamber of Deputies, passed the confidence vote for the Letta administration, that was established last weekend, with 453 votes to 153.

Following Letta's announcement of their government plan, 623 voted out of 630 deputies. The Chamber of Deputies passed the confidence vote easily with 453 votes to 153, while 17 deputies were abstained.

Having the confidence vote of the lower house of the Parliament, the Letta government will seek the confidence vote of the upper house, the Senate, on Tuesday. The second vote in the Senate will decide whether the government gets full confirmation. In Italy, governments inaugurate following two positive confidence votes in the parliament.

The Letta cabinet, which is a combination of left and right leaning party members, independents and newcomers, is expected to get full confirmation. 

Last Mod: 30 Nisan 2013, 10:14
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