Forza Italia to vote against govt of 5-Star, League – Berlusconi

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has said his Forza Italia party would vote against the coalition government of the 5-Star Movement and League in a parliamentary confidence motion expected next week, Reuters reports. Forza Italia was allied with the far-right League in an inconclusive March national election. Berlusconi gave his blessing to his ally to hold talks with 5-Star earlier this month after all other political options appeared blocked. On Thursday, Berlusconi said in a statement that the program drawn up by the two parties was “a naive book of dreams.” He said: “We can do no other than confirm our decision to vote no in the confidence motion and be in opposition.” Forza Italia’s votes are not necessary for the new coalition to obtain a majority in parliament.