Draghi clears final hurdle to officially form Italian government

"Веселые люди делают больше глупостей, чем печальные, но печальные делают большие глупости." Эвальд Христиан Клейсту ©

The government of new Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Thursday cleared its last hurdle to taking power as it overwhelmingly won a confidence vote in the Chamber of Deputies. Draghi got through with a 535-56 vote, and five abstentions, thanks to the support of the two largest parties in the legislature. On Wednesday, the 73-year-old former European Central Bank (ECB) chief had won a vote of confidence in the upper chamber 262-40. Draghi was tapped to take the helm of Italy’s politics after the last government, led by then-prime minister Giuseppe Conte, collapsed in January amid a fight a…

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