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Italy's new pro-EU govt wins vote, now faces 2020 budget

Sep. 10, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte's new pro-Europe government won a final confidence vote Tuesday in the Senate, clearing a key hurdle as it prepares to draft a painful budget law that risks splitting the already shaky coalition. After easily clinching a first confidence vote Monday in the lower...

The Latest: Italy's new pro-Europe govt wins confidence vote

Sep. 10, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italy's new pro-European government (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Italy's new pro-Europe government has won its final mandatory confidence vote in Parliament. Premier Giuseppe Conte's coalition of rival parties clinched the Senate vote on Tuesday with 169 in favor, 133 against. Had...

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte's new pro-Europe government wins final confidence vote in Parliament

Sep. 10, 2019 1:06 PM EDT
ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte's new pro-Europe government wins final confidence vote in Parliament.

Italy's Conte wins first confidence vote in Parliament

Sep. 9, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte on Monday won the first of two mandatory confidence votes on his four-day-old coalition of rival parties, after a day of fielding insults during a boisterous Parliament session from an opposition outraged that Italy got a new government instead of a new election....

The Latest: Italian premier wins first confidence vote

Sep. 9, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italian government politics (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Premier Giuseppe Conte has won a crucial confidence vote in Parliament's lower house on his new coalition government. The 343-263 vote confirmed a comfortable margin in the Chamber of Deputies for the four-day old...

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte wins first of two mandatory confidence votes in Parliament on new coalition government

Sep. 9, 2019 3:26 PM EDT
ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte wins first of two mandatory confidence votes in Parliament on new coalition government.

Johnson and Salvini: 2 soaring stars lose big political bets

Sep. 7, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Who would have bet that two soaring stars of European politics would have gambled so badly on strategic power plays? Both British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Italian right-wing politician Matteo Salvini found themselves in corners this week, each in his own way having lost bets that their...

Italy's new gov't takes office, but how long will it last?

Sep. 5, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy's new government took office Thursday, with one of its first decisions indicating it intends to reverse the euroskeptic vision of the collapsed, populist coalition it replaced. Premier Giuseppe Conte and his Cabinet took an oath to defend Italy's interests in a swearing-in ceremony...

Italy's Conte forms new coalition of populists and Democrats

Sep. 4, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte forged a new coalition government Wednesday that teams up the populist 5-Star Movement and center-left Democrats in an unusual alliance of rivals to banish for now the specter of early election that likely could have seen the triumph of Italy's fast-rising...

The Latest: Democrat Gualtieri new Italian economy minister

Sep. 4, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italian government politics (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Roberto Gualtieri, 53, a Democrat who now chairs the European Parliament's economic affairs commission has been named Italy's new economy minister, as Premier Giuseppe Conte unveiled his new Cabinet. Gualtieri will have the...