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Italy’s Meloni Wins Key Senate Vote Pledging to Support Ukraine

  • Berlusconi said Italy’s role within Nato not being questioned
  • New government now has support of both houses of parliament
Giorgia Meloni, center, speaks during a parliamentary session in Rome, Italy, on Oct. 25.

Giorgia Meloni, center, speaks during a parliamentary session in Rome, Italy, on Oct. 25.

Photographer: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni completed her rise to power Wednesday by winning a confidence vote in the country’s Senate on a strong message of support to Ukraine.

“We can only achieve peace by keeping our support for Ukraine, allowing the country to defend itself,” Meloni said during a speech Wednesday.