Showdown in Italy…as Team Salvini begins full mobilization.
Italian senate to set date for no-confidence vote in government.
There are risks, but we feel optimistic and believe Salvini should strike while at full strength. Italians are rallying around him, especially given the insults, threats and arrogance emanating from France and Brussels.
Meanwhile, the former disgraced PM of Italy, Matteo Renzi, who surrendered the border and allowed Italy to be flooded with illegals, is up to his old tricks. However, Renzi is ‘washed-up’ and has little support among the people…just Macron and the Eurocrats.
– Salvini is eager to capitalise on his popularity and wants the vote this week. Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia and Meloni’s Brothers of Italy have joined the League in aiming for 14 August.
Salvini has been touring Italy’s beaches since last week, calling on supporters to give the League, which is nearing 39% in polls, “full power” to “save Italy”. He said he would meet his allies, the Brothers of Italy and Forza Italia, this week.
The three parties joined forces before national elections in March 2018 and compete together at the regional level. A coalition between the League and the Brothers of Italy would create a powerful government of the right in a major western European nation.
Knowing the League’s popularity among Italians (this is what it’s supposed to be all about), factions from within M5S and the rival PD (Renzi) discussed teaming up to delay elections by carving out a caretaker government in order to pass the 2020 budget.
However, the M5S leader, Luigi Di Maio, said late on Monday that “nobody wants to sit at the table with Renzi”, while the party’s founder, Beppe Grillo, called him a “vulture”.
The Eurocrats despise Salvini and fear early elections, and will thus urge the president, Sergio Mattarella, to install a “technical” government, but that option is very unpopular among voters.
* This is a critical time in Italy and much is at stake for all of Europe. The dynamics have changed since the last elections and Italians must be given a clear choice as to who is to lead their country.
PM Conte was not elected and seems to be attempting to undercut Salvini in Brussels. After his games at the EU Summit, he needs to be shown the door.
Why all the delay games from Renzi and 5Star? What do they fear about early elections? That Italians will roundly reject them. Clearly, Salvini’s message has resonated among Italians.
Macron and the West EU bloc are trying to isolate and slander Salvini (as well as the PiS in Poland), but this would be very difficult with Salvini leading Italy and the PiS leading Poland (election in fall). It would also be a nightmare for Emmanuelle Macron.
Two of the five biggest EU states (after Brexit) with governments of the ID and ECR groups at the helm will pose a major threat to the current monopoly in Brussels.
If not now, then when?
Salvini should strike now…Game On! 🛎🥊