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Super Mario wins vote of confidence in Italian parliament

Independent.ie reporters

Published 18/11/2011 | 10:41

Italy's new prime minister, Mario Monti. Photo: Getty Images
Italy's new prime minister, Mario Monti. Photo: Getty Images

NEW Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has comfortably won a vote of confidence in his unelected government’s programme by 556 to 61.

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The government of technocrats, which contains no politicians, is now fully empowered having won a vote of confidence in the country’s upper house yesterday.



He will now have to enforce a raft of unpopular austerity measures designed to shore up the indebted country’s finances against the backdrop of the eurozone debt crisis.



He was sworn in on Wednesday after Italy’s spiraling financial crisis finally led to the fall of his predecessor Silvio Berlusconi.



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