ROME — Italian Prime Minister Giovanni Goria on Friday presented his resurrected government for a confidence vote, saying the coalition was strengthened by the way it survived the week's political crisis.
"The solidarity of the forces which support the government has increased," Christian Democrat Goria said in a speech at the start of a confidence debate in the Senate (upper house).
Opposition parties predicted a short life for Goria's revived coalition of Christian Democrats, Socialists, Republicans, Social Democrats and Liberals.
Goria's coalition resigned last Saturday because of a walk-out by the Liberals in a dispute over economic policy. The dispute was patched up on Wednesday and President Francesco Cossiga rejected the resignation, sending Goria back to Parliament for confidence votes.
The votes are expected in the Senate today and in the Chamber of Deputies next week.