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Italy’s Conte Faces Senate Showdown After Win in Lower House

  • ​​​​​​​Lower-house lawmakers back Conte bid to go on governing
  • Premier to push ahead after Senate vote even without majority
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WATCH: Conte’s ambition to continue as prime minister faces a crucial test.(Source: Bloomberg)
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Giuseppe Conte’s ambition to continue as Italy’s prime minister faces a crucial test Tuesday with a confidence vote in the Senate, after he won a similar vote in the lower house of parliament late Monday.

A narrow win in the Senate would allow the premier to stay in power, even if his support fell short of an outright majority. A defeat would force him to offer his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella.