ROME (Reuters) - Italy’s League leader Matteo Salvini said on Tuesday he was ready to keep the coalition government alive to approve a 2020 budget and vote in a reform of parliament before heading to early elections.
Salvini, who serves as deputy prime minister, has presented a motion of no confidence in the government. However, he told parliament that he would be willing to hold back a while to let key legislation pass.
“Do you want to cut the number of parliamentarians and then go to vote? We’re ready for that. If you then want to present a courageous budget, then we are ready for that too,” he told the Senate.
Reporting by Giselda Vagnoni; Writing by Crispian Balmer; Editing by Gavin Jones