Lower Italian house debates Draghi government before confidence vote

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi is scheduled to face a vote of confidence in the lower house of parliament on Thursday, the last hurdle for the country’s new government inaugurated on Saturday. Draghi already won a clear majority in the Senate late Wednesday night when 262 of the chamber’s 304 voting members voted in favour of the government, while 40 voted against. Thursday’s session got under way in the larger of the two parliamentary chambers in the morning, with the vote of confidence in Draghi and his Cabinet to take place in the evening after several hours of debate. Observers expect…

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