May 14, 2018
The populist Five-Star Movement (M5S) and the anti-mass migration League (Lega) are ready to propose a prime minister and a programme of government to the Italian president.
Founded by eurosceptic comedian Beppe Grillo just eight years ago, the insurgent M5S was by far the biggest individual winner in the Mediterranean country’s recent elections, securing 32 per cent of the vote.
Lega, which formerly focused on securing greater autonomy for Italy’s north but took its anti-mass migration message nationwide following the onset of the migrant crisis was the election’s other big winner, coming in first place among a right-wing coalition which collectively secured 37 per cent of the vote.
With neither M5S or the right-wing coalition able to form a government by themselves, however, observers such as former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon suggested a populist dream ticket was possible, with the two coming together to form a coalition government.
This article was posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 at 6:26 am