The Italian governing coalition reached an agreement on the reform of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) during a meeting on Tuesday evening.
A majority resolution on the ESM reform was approved by parliament by 291 to 222 votes on Wednesday.
However, there has been significant opposition to the consensus. According to the Italian news agency ANSA, three to five 5-Star Movement Senators are considering leaving the party to join the opposition League over their disagreement with the ESM reform.
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte challenged the opposition to make clear whether they were truly ready to advocate for the country’s exit from the eurozone.
“Some of the positions outlined during the public debate have revealed the thinly concealed wish to take our country out of the eurozone or even outside the European Union,” Conte told Italy’s Lower House on Wednesday.
“Italy has nothing to fear because its debt is fully sustainable,” Conte added.