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Govt announces confidence vote on 2014 budget

Package needs to be passed before end of year

19 December, 12:19
Govt announces confidence vote on 2014 budget (ANSA) - Rome, December 19 - The Italian government said Thursday that its contested 2014 budget package will be put to a confidence vote in the Lower House. The bill needs to be approved by both houses of parliament by the end of the year.

Confidence votes are often used to speed the passage of legislation, although the executive will fall if it loses.

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