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Monti Government Wins Confidence Vote on Extension Decree

January 26, 2012

Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) --Prime Minister Mario Monti won a confidence vote in Italy’s Chamber of Deputies on a December decree extending the expiration of a series of temporary laws.

Monti won with 469 votes in favor and 74 against.

The decree, known as “milleproroghe,” or a thousand extensions, prolongs a series measures that affect such areas as local governments, the postal service and taxis. A second and final vote on the measures will be held in the Chamber on Jan. 31.

Italian governments routinely call confidence votes that stake their survival on the outcome as a way to end debate and speed passage of their own legislation.

--Editor: Andrew Davis, Alessandra Migliaccio

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