Renato Ibrido

Governments Devoid of an Initial Vote of Confidence: Constitutional Precedents, Comparative References and Interpretive Hypotheses)

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Article 94 of the Italian Constitution states that «The Government must have the confidence of both Houses». In light of the interpretation of this constitutional provision proposed by President Napolitano during the political crisis of 2013, the essay investigates the five precedents of 'minority government' in the Republic of Italy: De Gasperi VIII (1953), Fanfani I (1954), Andreotti I (1972), Andreotti V (1979) and Fanfani VI (1987).

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