Prodi Coalition on Brink of Collapse

Italy's Prime Minister submits his government to a vote of confidence he could lose in the Senate, which would prompt new elections

Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi's government seems on the brink of collapse after a tiny party withdrew from his shaky center-left ruling coalition on Monday. The beleagured prime minister said Tuesday he will now try to maintain continuity by seeking a confidence vote in both houses of parliament.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.