icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm
28 Feb, 2007 05:10

Prodi addresses Italian Senate

Prodi addresses Italian Senate

Just a day before a confidence vote in his government, Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi has addressed the country's Senate. Mr Prodi has promised to change the electoral laws blamed for instability in the country.

According to Mr Prodi, he could do this if he is confirmed as prime minister.

Romano Prodi stepped down last week after losing a key foreign policy vote in the Senate.

However, President Giorgio Napolitano asked Mr Prodi to stay in office and face a confidence vote.

Mr Prodi now has to reconfirm his coalition in parliament, but has a minimal majority in the Senate.

Coalition members who previously opposed Mr Prodi’s policy have backed him in recent days, after former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi demanded new elections.