January 18 The ruling coalition led by Italian Prime Minister Conte won a vote of confidence in the House of Representatives of Parliament on the evening of the 18th.
But the ruling coalition, which currently loses a majority of seats in the Senate, will face a test in the Senate vote of confidence on the 19th.
According to the official website of the Italian Parliament, the ruling coalition led by Conte won a vote of confidence in the House of Representatives by 321 votes to 259 against and 27 abstentions.
Speaking to the House of Representatives on the same day, Conte said that Italy is dealing with serious challenges such as the coronavirus pandemic.
“We need a united government”.
The Vitality Party led by former Italian Prime Minister Renzi withdrew from the ruling coalition on the 13th, and three Vitality Party cabinet members also announced their resignations.
The withdrawal of the Vitality Party has deprived the ruling coalition of its majority in Parliament and has also exposed Italy, which has been hit hard by the pandemic, facing a political crisis again.
If Conte is forced to resign after losing the Senate vote of confidence on the 19th, President Matarella will appoint a prime minister to form a technical cabinet until the next parliamentary election in March 2023.
If it is also difficult to form a technical cabinet, Italy will have to hold an early general election.