This picture shows an empty senate prior a session for a confidence vote for the new governement on April 30, 2013 in Rome. Italy’s new prime minister will face an early test of his mission to reverse Europe’s austerity course Tuesday as he meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel after vowing to stop a policy he says is killing his country. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)