UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The two parties of the Italian government built their coalition on an equal footing, but the five-star movement of the League began to melt, resulting in a drift to the far right where Matteo Salvini stands.
Initially, the figures were in favor of a five-star movement after it came first in the March 2018 legislative elections, winning more than 32% against only 17% for the League.
But ASEAN leader Matteo Salvini forced him to deal equally with Luigi de Mayo, and he knew how to keep his concessions under the joint program vague.
The contrasts were deep, initially between the NLD, the sovereign party backed by small entrepreneurs in the north, and the anti-existing political movement that gained a lot of votes in the south.
But soon he took the lead, benefiting from being a tough populist orator who mastered investment in social media, and his political culture was broader than that of his inexperienced ally.
Salfini’s position at the Interior Ministry helped his rise. He took to the streets, stepped up selfies with police and firefighters, and accumulated sharp rhetoric against immigration and against non-governmental organizations, which he called “complicit with smugglers.” He attributed himself to the low rates of migrant arrivals, although this decline dates back to 2017, and that the closure of ports in front of them does not prevent them from reaching.
At the time, de Mayo, who was in charge of the Ministry of Labor and Economic Development, was fighting to impose his legislative decree calling for seasonal labor contracts, and was striving to justify allowing him to resume the work of the Italian company “Elva” after the acquisition of the international iron and steel giant Arcelor-Mittal. He promised to close it, trying to avoid moving other Italian laboratories abroad and lowering the level of unemployment in a country in recession.
– A difficult phase.
Luigi Conto, director of the Italian news agency ANSA, who has followed parliament for 20 years, says the five-star movement “paid the price” for the absence of its obvious line.
Born in 2009 thanks to Italian comedian Pepe Grillo and by rejecting the old political class, this political movement undoubtedly had its own fulcrums, such as seeking to create “citizenship income” and a minimum wage (lacking in Italy), as well as a broad reform of Elimination. But all this was prone to attract currents within it.
“They were protesters, but they had to move to power,” Conto told AFP. He explained that “Salvini benefited from this, and he had a clear line, right, and had a clear path for immigrants, and did not offer anything to spend, except spending for retirees.”
Salafini’s militancy was met with anger within the five-star movement, as was his rejection of proposals to reform the judiciary, as well as his insistence on major projects, or when he put tough conditions on “income of citizenship.”
In March, Salvini and his allies obtained their work through the Senate to prevent prosecutions against him on charges of detaining migrants in an Italian coastguard vessel.
This was the poison that the deputies of this movement had to swallow, after presenting themselves as the next cavalry to put an end to the bargains of earlier times.
The voice of the five-star movement became subdued over time as Salvini was gaining attention, imposing agendas and increasing his media appearance through interviews, tweets and live broadcasts via Facebook.
Opinion polls and the results of a series of local elections show that the five-star movement is in a difficult phase. In the European elections in May, only 17% of the voters and 34% of the League got the vote.
Once the balance of power coup was confirmed, Salvini did not delay in abandoning the equality of deal between the two allies, exacerbating the pressure on the movement … leading up to De Mayo’s presentation as an obstacle, and the “Mr. No” that prevents him from working.
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