August 12, 2019 / 4:15 PM / 3 months ago

Full Italian Senate to meet Tuesday to slate no-confidence vote in government

Italian Interior Minister and leader of the League party Matteo Salvini speaks to the media at the end of a meeting with Lega Nord's deputies and senators, as Italian Senate is due to set a date to hold a no-confidence vote in the government in Rome, Italy, August 12, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

ROME (Reuters) - The full Italian Senate will meet on Tuesday to set the date for a motion of no confidence in the government, party chiefs said, after a Senate panel failed to reach an agreement over a timetable for the debate.

The far-right League said last week its coalition with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement had broken down and demanded early elections, triggering a government crisis.

Politicians from all the parties in parliament emerged from the meeting of the Senate panel still arguing over when the League’s no-confidence motion should be heard. They said Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte would address the Senate around Aug. 20.

Reporting by Gavin Jones; Editing by Crispian Balmer

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