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Italy PM Monti wins second confidence vote

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Italy PM Monti wins second confidence vote


Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti on Friday won the second of two confidence votes in parliament.

The Chamber of Deputies, the country’s lower house, backed his appointment by 556 votes to 61.

It clears the way for Monti and his ministers to officially take up their posts and embark on a reforms to revive Italy’s sluggish economy.

The second vote victory came a day after the Italian Senate approved Monti’s technocratic government by an equally large margin.

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