Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte, bottom center, talks with lawmakers during a confidence vote at the Lower Chamber in Rome, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Conte is pitching for support in Parliament for his new left-leaning coalition ahead of crucial confidence votes. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italian government politics (all times local):

9:30 p.m.

Premier Giuseppe Conte has won a crucial confidence vote in Parliament's lower house on his new coalition government.

The 343-263 vote confirmed a comfortable margin in the Chamber of Deputies for the four-day old government.

But Conte's margin in Tuesday's vote in the Senate is expected to be much closer.

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6 p.m.

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has made pro-Europe, pro-growth promises while seeking lawmakers' support for his new left-tilting governing coalition.

Conte forged a coalition last week out of mismatched partners joined by determination to keep far-right leader Matteo Salvini and his League party out of power.

The lower Chamber of Deputies is set to vote Monday evening on the government Conte formed with the populist 5-Star Movement, the center-left Democratic Party and a tiny left-wing party.

As interior minister in Conte's previous government, Salvini stiffened Italy's tough illegal immigration policies by banning migrant rescue boats run by charities from entering Italian ports.

Conte indicated Monday that his new government plans to tweak migrant policy but gave no specifics.

The League was a partner in the previous government, which Salvini brought down by withdrawing and trying to force an early election that could make him premier.

The firebrand nationalist leader joined protesters outside Parliament on Monday and said citizens were clamoring for their say at the ballot box.

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11:30 a.m.

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte is pitching for support in Parliament for his new left-leaning coalition ahead of crucial confidence votes.

The lower Chamber of Deputies, where the government has a comfortable majority, is set to vote Monday evening. Conte's fortunes are dicier in the Senate, where a coalition of the populist 5-Star Movement and center-left Democrats holds a much-slimmer margin in Tuesday's vote.

Matteo Salvini's anti-migrant League and a smaller far-right party were protesting outside Parliament.

If Conte's government loses either vote, it must resign.

His first government collapsed after 14 months when Salvini withdrew his right-wing forces' support. Salvini was hoping the move would trigger new elections that would give him the premiership. But the 5-Stars and Democrats set aside bitter rivalry to form an alternative coalition.

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte intervenes in the parliament debate ahead of confidence vote later at the Lower Chamber in Rome, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Conte is pitching for support in Parliament for his new left-leaning coalition ahead of crucial confidence votes. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
The League's leader Matteo Salvini speaks during a demonstration with far-right party Brothers of Italy against the 5-Star and Democratic party coalition government while Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte was addressing Parliament at the Lower Chamber, in Rome, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019.  The lower Chamber of Deputies, where the government has a comfortable majority, is set to vote Monday evening. (Riccardo Antimiani/ANSA via AP)
Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte shakes hands with Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio after addressing parliament ahead of confidence vote later at the Lower Chamber in Rome, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. The 5-Stars-PD alliance was the unexpected result of Italy's mid-summer crisis, which began when the League's Matteo Salvini, then the powerful interior minister and deputy premier, pulled the plug on the coalition hoping to trigger snap elections and win the premiership.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte sits as he attends the parliament debate ahead of confidence vote later at the Lower Chamber in Rome, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Conte is pitching for support in Parliament for his new left-leaning coalition ahead of crucial confidence votes. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte leans to listen to Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese, left, ahead of confidence vote later, at the Lower Chamber in Rome, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Conte is pitching for support in Parliament for his new left-leaning coalition ahead of crucial confidence votes. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte addresses parliament ahead of confidence vote later at the Lower Chamber in Rome, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Conte is pitching for support in Parliament for his new left-leaning coalition ahead of crucial confidence votes. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte, standing at center, sits with his cabinet ministers as he addresses parliament ahead of confidence vote later at the Lower Chamber in Rome, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Conte is pitching for support in Parliament for his new left-leaning coalition ahead of crucial confidence votes. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Right wing legislators shout their disapproval as Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte intervenes in the parliament debate ahead of confidence vote later at the Lower Chamber in Rome, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Conte is pitching for support in Parliament for his new left-leaning coalition ahead of crucial confidence votes. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte, standing at center, sits with his cabinet ministers as he addresses parliament ahead of confidence vote later at the Lower Chamber in Rome, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Conte is pitching for support in Parliament for his new left-leaning coalition ahead of crucial confidence votes. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte, center, intervenes in the parliament debate ahead of confidence vote later at the Lower Chamber in Rome, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Conte is pitching for support in Parliament for his new left-leaning coalition ahead of crucial confidence votes. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
The League's leader Matteo Salvini attends a demonstration with far-right party Brothers of Italy against the 5-Star and Democratic party coalition government outside the Lower Chamber, in Rome, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Conte is pitching for support in Parliament for his new left-leaning coalition ahead of crucial confidence votes. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
The League's leader Matteo Salvini is surrounded by supporters trying to get selfies with him during a demonstration with far-right party Brothers of Italy against the 5-Star and Democratic party coalition government, in Rome, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte is pitching for support in Parliament for his new left-leaning coalition ahead of crucial confidence votes. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte, flanked by Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, intervenes in the parliament debate ahead of confidence vote later at the Lower Chamber in Rome, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Conte is pitching for support in Parliament for his new left-leaning coalition ahead of crucial confidence votes. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte sits as he attends the parliament debate ahead of confidence vote later at the Lower Chamber in Rome, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Conte is pitching for support in Parliament for his new left-leaning coalition ahead of crucial confidence votes. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
The League's leader Matteo Salvini holds a rosary as he attends a demonstration with far-right party Brothers of Italy against the 5-Star and Democratic party coalition government, in Rome, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte is pitching for support in Parliament for his new left-leaning coalition ahead of crucial confidence votes. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)