Italian PM Draghi wins confidence vote, but three parties snub motion

Italian PM Draghi addresses Senate in Rome
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi looks on ahead of a confidence vote for the government after he tendered his resignation last week in the wake of a mutiny by a coalition partner, in Rome, Italy July 20, 2022. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

ROME, July 20 (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi won a confidence motion in the upper house Senate on Wednesday, but three main coalition parties refused to take part in the vote, effectively torpedoing his administration.

The motion asked the house to approve a speech made by Draghi earlier in the day, when he demanded unity from his coalition allies. The vote was approved by 95 to 38 with many dozens of senators absenting themselves.

Reporting by Angelo Amante and Giuseppe Fonte; Editing by Crispian Balmer

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