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Italian government survives vote of confidence in the parliament

A vote of confidence was triggered by former prime minister Matteo Renzi, the leader of the centrist  Italia Viva party, when he withdrew support to the incumbent Democratic Party-Five Star Movement-led government in Italy 

Housing Rights-Italy Italian housing rights groups protest government’s rejection of eviction ban extension

Major parliamentary parties in Italy, including the ruling Democratic Party, have refused to extend the ban on evictions which was imposed in the backdrop of the COVID-19 crisis. Evictions are set to resume on January 1

Proposal to reduce MPs in Italy approved in referendum with support of establishment parties 

The proposal to reduce the number of members of both of houses of parliament was opposed by the left parties which said it would decrease democratic representation

Italian by-elections Democratic Party retains seat in Italian by-polls, Communists regain ground

The recent electoral trends show that the winning streak of the Italian right-wing led by Matteo Salvini of the League has been checked, at least temporarily

Emilia-Romagna Elections In Italy, Emilia Romagna halts right-wing surge, with a little help from the Sardine Movement

The provincial elections in Emilia Romagna saw the center-left Democratic Party defeating the right-wing led by Matteo Salvini’s League. Emilia Romagna was the epicenter of the Sardine Movement which was directed against the right wing

Workers' protest Italy Protests against Eurozone bailout fund reform hit Rome

Adherence to the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) by Italy is likely to make way for more austerity measures and policies of structural adjustments, as stipulated by the European Union

Giuseppe Conte Conte to return as Italy’s prime minister

Italian president Sergio Mattarella gave prime minister Giuseppe Conte a mandate to form a new government, much to the dismay of Matteo Salvini, who had pushed a no-confidence motion against Conte.

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