November 8, 2011 11:15 AM Subscribe
What just happened in Italy's Parliament? How do you win a vote but not get a majority?
posted by Geppp to law & government (5 answers total)
According to this
, Berlusconi "won a budget vote, but received the votes of less than half of MPs."
The budget passed with 308 votes even though you need 316 votes for a majority. How do you pass a bill when less than 50% of the MP's voted for it? The article said that 320 MP's didn't vote. Does that mean you only need a majority of the votes out of the MP's who voted?