In order to speed up the bill’s passage, Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, called a confidence vote in Italy’s lower house on Wednesday saying it was “unacceptable to have any more delays after years of failed attempts.”
Renzi’s cabinet survived confidence vote with 369 voting in favor of the bill compared to 193 against.
Earlier on Wednesday, knowing that a majority in the confidence vote was almost certain, Renzi declared that it was “a day of celebration for those who finally feel recognized.”
“By calling a confidence vote, we have bound the government’s survival to the civil rights battle,” Renzi added in his Facebook post.
Italy should be proud today….it continues to join the others in Western Europe’s journey of degeneracy.