Prodi wins vote of confidence
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Romano Prodi, prime minister of Italy, won a confidence vote in the Italian Senate, after attempting to resign last week. His victory means that the l'Unione coalition of leftist parties will remain in power. The vote was 162-157.
The expected vote in the Chamber of Deputies on Friday is expected to be only a formality, since Prodi has a much more comfortable coalition there.
Prodi faced competition from the opposition centre-right Casa delle Libertà coalition, led by former prime minister and media magnate Silvio Berlusconi. Despite the win, l'Unione's hold on the Senate is weak, due to the narrowness of its majority.
Prodi had tendered his resignation to Italian president Giorgio Napolitano on February 21, but Napolitano rejected the resignation on February 24, leading to a vote of confidence for Prodi in the Italian Senate.
- "Italy: President Napolitano dismisses Prodi's resignation" — Wikinews, February 24, 2007
- "Italian PM Prodi resigns" — Wikinews, February 21, 2007
|This is a complete or partial translation of the article "Fin de la crise politique en Italie : Romano Prodi obtient la confiance du Sénat", from the French language Wikinews, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License.|
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