New Italy government wins crucial confidence vote

The new Italian anti-establishment government has won its first trust vote in the upper house Senate after Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte had presented his coalition's agenda of tax cuts and higher welfare spending.

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    Italy's new ruling coalition has won a crucial trust vote in the upper chamber of parliament.

    The alliance of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) and the right-wing League party will now seek support in the lower house where it has a majority.

    A win there will empower the government, led by political unknown Giuseppe Conte, to carry out its anti-immigration agenda.

    Al Jazeera's Sonia Gallego reports from Rome.


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