Italy's premier to face senators amid leadership challenge

Former Italian Premier Matteo Renzi touches his head as he speaks during a news conference at the Senate in Rome, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Italy’s political leaders scrambled to line up allies and form alliances Tuesday as the country’s right-wing interior minister pressed his demands for an early election in the hope of snagging the premiership as a platform for his anti-migrant, euroskeptic agenda. Senators hastily summoned back from a vacation break convened for a vote on scheduling their consideration of a no-confidence motion lodged by Matteo Salvini’s League party against Premier Giuseppe Conte’s 14-month-old populist government.

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