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Italy’s new cabinet wins final confidence vote

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Rome: The new Italian cabinet led by Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni won a confidence vote in the upper house of Italy’s parliament by a comfortable margin.

The final tally in the Senate was 115 votes in favor of confirming Meloni’s government on Wednesday, 79 against and five abstentions.

On Tuesday, the government easily won approval in the lower house of parliament, with 235 votes in favor, 154 against and five abstentions.

The two confidence votes are a step required by the Italian constitution for a new government to become fully operative.

Meloni, Italy’s first female prime minister, told the parliament ahead of the confidence vote on Wednesday her policy goals, including curbing high energy costs, sparking stronger economic growth, continuing support for Ukraine and strengthening the office of prime minister.

Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party was the top vote-getter in Italy’s Sept. 25 general election with over 26 percent of the ballots cast. She had run the campaign with her two coalition allies, the Forza Italia party and the League, both of which gained over 8 percent of the votes.

The new government formed by Meloni was officially sworn in on Saturday.

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