November 7, 2018 / 9:23 AM / 6 days ago

Italy's government is at no risk of falling, deputy PM Salvini says

FILE PHOTO: Interior Minister Matteo Salvini speaks to the media at the Senate in Rome, Italy November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

ROME (Reuters) - There is no risk that the Italian government will collapse, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Wednesday ahead of a do-or-die confidence vote in the Senate over a contested decree on security and immigration.

“The government is absolutely not at risk,” Salvini, who is the leader of the right-wing League party, said in a statement.

Reporting by Giselda Vagnoni, editing by Gavin Jones

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