Salvini urged Italian liberals to go home and stay out of the way

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The breakup of the current Italian governing coalition will lead either to early elections or to the formation of a right-wing coalition in the current parliament with the support of some deputies from other factions, League leader Matteo Salvini told reporters Tuesday, January 12.

He said both are better than having a government of left-liberals and populists who cannot agree on anything.

“If they don’t have the desire, time and ability to govern, they should go home and let those who know how to do it govern,” Salvini said.

Discussions about the possible dissolution of the coalition intensified in Italy in September 2020. According to the country’s laws, early elections could be held if the coalition disintegrates, but the president could also give the current parliamentarians the opportunity to assemble an alternative coalition.

The actual initiator of the dissolution of the coalition is the leader of Living Italy, Matteo Renzi. Without Renzi’s small faction, the coalition loses its majority, taking advantage of this, the politician demands his coalition colleagues to take his version of decisions on key economic issues, which does not suit either left-liberals from the Democratic Party or populists from the Five Star Movement.

It is anticipated that the dissolution of the coalition may be officially announced on January 13.

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