Italy Senate to decide on Monday when to hold no-confidence vote in govt

Friday, 2019-08-09 22:42:25
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A general view of Italy’s Senate hall. (Photo: Reuters)
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The heads of political groups in Italy's Senate will meet on Monday (August 12) to set a date to hold a no-confidence vote in the government, the upper house press office said in a statement on Friday (August 9).

The right-wing League, which governs in coalition with the 5-Star Movement, has filed a no-confidence motion against the government headed by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who belongs to neither party but is close to 5-Star.

League chief Matteo Salvini hopes the move will trigger snap elections and install him as the nation's new leader.