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Italy's Prime Minister Enrico Letta (L) shakes hands with Interior Minister Angelino Alfano at the Senate after asking for a possible call for a confidence vote immediately in Rome, October 2, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta won a confidence vote in the lower house as expected following his earlier victory in the Senate on Wednesday after centre-right leader Silvio Berlusconi backtracked on his threat to bring down the government.
The Chamber of Deputies, where Letta has a commanding majority, voted 435 to 162 in favour of the government, after the Senate earlier backed the prime minister in a similar vote.
(Reporting By Catherine Hornby)
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