Government in Italy – level 2

02-09-2019 07:00

The League party and the Five Star Movement ruled Italy by a coalition. Giuseppe Conte of the Five Star Movement was the prime minister.

The League party quit the coalition and there was no government. Then it called for a no-confidence vote against the prime minister. Many people saw this as a move to make Matteo Salvini, the League party’s leader, prime minister.

Prime Minister Conte resigned before the confidence vote could happen. Matteo Salvini did not become the new prime minister. In the end, the Five Star Movement made a coalition with the opposition Democratic Party, and Giuseppe Conte will still be prime minister.

Difficult words: rule (make the rules, be the “boss”), coalition (when two parties work together), no-confidence (a vote if the government is fit to be in power).

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