Italy | Security bill passed some days before the election

Article published on May 14, 2009
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Article published on May 14, 2009
This week, Silvio Berlusconi's government won three confidence votes to pass a security law, which makes it easier to deport illegal immigrants among other things. Berlusconi's centre-right party promised to pass this bill during the legislative election campaign last year. Now, just some days before the European elections, it has passed the Italian chamber.
Opposition leaders called this an "act of propaganda". In fact, the bill will ensure a majority approval among the voters. And Berlusconi's quarrel with his wife will be forgotten.