New Italy Government Seeks Green Light From Senate
Rome, Sept 10 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 10th Sep, 2019 ) :Italy's new government faces a confidence vote in the upper house of parliament Tuesday, the last hurdle to overcome before the pro-European executive can get down to work.
But political watchers have said it is expected to be given the green light.
Conte on Monday presented his programme to applause from supporters and boos from the opposition. Tuesday's debate ahead of the vote was similarly charged, with cries of "traitor!" from the far-right.
Salvini has accused the M5S and PD, who have long despised each other, of wedding purely over their dislike for him.
"Our doors are open to those who think first of their dignity rather than their seat (in power)," he said Tuesday as he reached out to M5S supporters in particular who may feel betrayed by the Movement's new alliance with the centre-left.
- 'Not good enough' - Conte on Monday called for the EU's Stability and Growth Pact, which limits budget deficits to three percent of gross domestic product in member states, to be "improved" and simplified.
Italy's former centre-left premier Paolo Gentiloni was Tuesday handed the economy portfolio in the incoming European Commission.
Both the Ocean Viking, which is run by SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders, and German charity Sea-Eye's Alan Kurdi are currently stuck at sea, appealing for a safe port to disembark those they have saved.
The Alan Kurdi, which has been asking to dock for 10 days, was refused permission late Monday, according to Sea-Eye.
"Getting rid of Salvini and keeping his policies does not seem very smart to me," he said, calling for an immediate change to the rules.