Overwhelming support for new Italian Prime Minister Draghi

The new Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi has won a large majority of the Senate in a vote of confidence. As many as 262 Senators voted for his government of national unity, 40 voted against.

Draghi (73) has promised to do everything he can to deal with the corona crisis. To be most important tasks are rolling out a national vaccination plan and developing a spending plan for some 200 billion in European aid money.

A second vote of confidence will follow on Thursday in the Chamber of Deputies. It is expected that Draghi will also receive a lot of support there.

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