Govt wins confidence vote on provincial administrations

IMG class=hide alt=”Govt wins confidence vote on provincial administrations” src=”” (ANSA) – Rome, March 26 – Premier Matteo Renzi’s government won a confidence vote in the Senate on Wednesday over a bill stripping the nation’s provincial administrations of their powers in view of their abolition. The bill passed with 160 votes in favour and 133 against. PIt now returns to the Lower House after being amended in the Senate./PPThe legislation is part of Renzi’s reforms to reduce the cost of Italy’s political system and make the country easier to govern. A separate bill to change the Constitution will be needed to abolish the provincial governments completely./PPPutting the bill to a confidence vote obliged supporters of Renzi to approve it or risk toppling the government./PPOther planned measures meant to streamline government include a bill to eventually strip the Senate of its lawmaking ability, leaving that role to the Lower House./P
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