Italy: Salvini Plays Brinkmanship with Power

Current Italian Deputy Prime Minister  and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has ended his governing alliance with the Five Star Party (MS5) in the hope of forcing a new election which would likely propel him to the Premiership—but his enemies are working furiously behind closed doors to prevent this from happening, and might succeed.

MS5 leader and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned on Tuesday this week after months of tension with Salvini’s Lega party. The alliance between the Four Star Party, which contains some far left elements, and the populist Lega party took many by surprise when it was first created, as they had never shared any major policy positions except a distrust of the European Union.

A proposed alliance between M5S and the opposition far left “Democratic Party” (PD) appears to be gaining traction, based mainly on a shared desire to see Salvini expelled from office.

After consulting with Sergio Mattarella, the current President of Italy, PD leader Nicola Zingaretti was quoted saying that he “wanted to form a new government but not at any cost”. Zingaretti has said the party would back an M5S coalition dependent on five conditions, including a complete reversal of Salvini’s zero-tolerance policy on African invaders crossing the Mediterranean Sea into Europe.

Mattarella wields important powers including the ability to pick prime ministers. He is reported to be considering a number of options, including the formation of a new coalition, a short-term technocratic government or an early election—which is Salvini’s preferred option.

After meeting with Mattarella on Thursday, Salvini also offered to continue the coalition with M5S, but called for early elections, saying “sovereignty belongs to the people”.

Opinion polls suggest the Lega would win a new vote, taking 38 percent of the vote. Together with its obvious electoral partners, the Fratellie D’Italia (8 percent) and the Forzia Italia party (6.5%), this would give Salvini an absolute majority in the Italian parliament, opening the way for him to become Prime Minister and completely crack down on the nonwhite invasion of Italy.

It is this possibility, however, which has the far left and communists in a panic, and it is likely that they will do whatever they can to prevent a new election.

If a report in the Repubblica newspaper is correct, namely that President Mattarella wants a plan in place for a new government by Monday, Salvini will know if his gamble has paid off or not within the next few days.

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  1. Increasingly as the Third World invasion progresses we see that politics in Europe has developed into a struggle gain control of immigration with the liberal establishment at odds with rising nationalist forces. In Italy the liberals have gained a temporary victory with a new coalition government replacing Matteo Salvini in the post of interior ministry with the pro invasion Luciana Lamorgese. It is clear that immigration was the major factor in the shakeup with Partito Democratico leader Zingaretti demanding a radical shift in Italy’s zero-tolerance policy on migrants crossing the Mediterranean. Non whites in their own countries must find it baffling that there are powerful political forces at work in the West that wish to facilitate illegal immigration into their countries. What they do not understand is that white liberals regard open borders for the Third World as virtuous since it shows how humanitarian and tolerant they are, while those who wish to close the floodgates are guilty of “hatred, political instability and the search for scapegoats” to use the words of Zingaretti.
    This is not a final victory for the pro invasion politicians, but rather a new stage in a protracted struggle with the nationalists that will see Salvini make a new bid for power with perhaps even greater electoral support. Those 38% of voters who support the League are resolute in their opposition to the African invasion and don’t care about the other policies offered by the League such as the flat rate income tax. Such a tax regime would probably result in most people paying more tax, but league supporters must regard this as a price worth paying to halt the invasion.

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