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Conte invited to seek a new Italian government aimed at outsmarting Salvini

Ex-Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Thursday accepted a new term in an attempt to form a new government backed by the populist 5-Star movement and center-left Democrats, aimed at blocking the right-wing League leader’s takeover. , Matteo Salvini. Conte said after meeting Italian President Sergio Mattarella that he would meet the parties immediately with the […]

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Italian government collapses, turning chaos into crisis

ROME — After 14 months of wrangling, Italy’s government collapsed on Tuesday, plunging a key European nation already hobbled by financial fragility and political chaos into a new period of crisis and uncertainty. During the government’s short tenure, the nationalist-populist coalition struck fear into the hearts of the European establishment. He has antagonized the European […]

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Italy’s government faces a vote of confidence where nothing is certain

ROME — This month Matteo Salvini, the leader of Italy’s anti-migrant party, the League, announced he had it with his own coalition government and wanted new elections. “I ask the Italian people if they want to give me full powers to do what we promised to do and go all the way without obstacles,” Salvini, […]

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Italian government feud: PM Conte calls minister Salvini ‘disloyal’

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte accused Interior Minister Matteo Salvini of ‘disloyalty’ and an ‘obsession with blocking immigration’ in an open letter posted on social media – intensifying the feud within the coalition in power. Conte, who does not belong to any party, used the case of a migrant rescue boat refused entry into Italian […]

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Italian government wins vote of confidence on decree targeting migrant rescue ships

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s government won a vote of confidence in the Senate on Monday on a decree targeting charities operating migrant rescue ships, in a victory for Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and his hardline party right, the League. The 5-Star League and Anti-Establishment Movement government has been embroiled in internal strife in recent weeks […]