Law extending Italy's missions abroad approved - update

Decree clears Senate with 190 votes in favour, 42 against

(ANSA) - Rome, October 1 - The Senate on Wednesday gave definitive approval to the government's decree extending Italy's military missions abroad. The legislation, which extended Italy's missions in Lebanon and Afghanistan among others, passed with 190 votes in favour, 42 against and 17 abstentions. The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) and the Left, Ecology and Freedom (SEL) party voted against, while the Northern League abstained.
   

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