The incumbent leftist President of Italy has provoked a renewed constitutional crisis because he hates the two populist parties who won the recent elections, and is using his powers to stymie attempts to form a government.
Mattarella, the leftist saboteur of recent elections in Italy.
President Sergio Mattarella is using his constitutional right to “approve” cabinet appointees—normally standard practice—to refuse to appoint ministers proposed by the newly-formed coalition alliance between the Five Stars Movement(M5S) and the Lega (“League”) party.
Over the past weekend, Mattarella refused to accept the two-party coalition’s nomination for Finance Minister, the anti-euro economist Paolo Savona.
Mattarella said Savona’s appointment would “alarm” both Italian and foreign investors, risk further increasing Italy’s already mammoth debt and take Italy down the path toward exiting the eurozone, according to a DW report.
As a result, Giuseppe Conte, the populist coalition’s nomination as prime minister-designate, resigned Sunday night.
Mattarella obviously knew that this would happen, and by midday Monday, had named former IMF official and centrist-aligned Carlo Cottarelli as prime minister-designate, even though he had not even been a candidate for any party in the elections.
Luigi Di Maio, the head of the M5S, and Matteo Salvini, head of the Lega, have both announced that their parties will vote against any government being formed by Cottarelli and Mattarella in the Italian parliament.
As those two parties hold power in the chamber, there is no chance that the government can proceed much further than ordering new elections to be held.
The elections were held on March 4, with M5S receiving 32 percent of the vote and the Lega 17 percent. As a result, the DW article pointed out, “many of the more than 50 percent of people who voted for either the M5S or the League see the interference of President Mattarella as usurping Italians of their right to decide their own future in a country where many blame Italy’s migrant influx and EU austerity measures for its high unemployment and sluggish economy.”
When Cottarelli fails to win parliamentary support as prime minister, he will temporarily remain the head of a technical government until Italians return to the polls in August.
The coalition’s agreement to expel half a million African invaders—a move which is anathema to the anti-white leftists in Brussels—is obviously the prime motivation to stop the formation of a new government.