January 25th According to Bloomberg on the 25th, Italian Prime Minister Conte is facing pressure to resign as key votes in the Italian Senate approach.
It is reported that the annual budget report, including the draft budget of the recovery plan, is expected to be voted on January 27 or 28, and if he does not receive sufficient support from the Senate, Italian Prime Minister Conte may resign.
It is understood that the passage of the bill requires at least 161 seats in the Senate, compared with the previous vote of confidence, Conte only won 156 votes in the Senate.
Italian government officials said they did not want the next vote to lead to the early holding of the general election, because it would affect the government’s work in response to the COVID-19 epidemic and the economic recession.
According to previous reports, on January 13, Renzi, the leader of the Italian Vitality Party, announced the withdrawal of members of the party from the coalition government because of opposition to the draft budget of the recovery plan, putting the current Italian government in crisis of or restructuring or holding early general elections.
On the 18th and 19th, the Italian Chamber of Representatives and the Senate passed a vote of confidence in the coalition government.
In addition, the two ruling parties of the Italian coalition government, the Five Star Movement Party and the Democratic Party, also publicly expressed their support for Conte’s reorganization of the coalition government.