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Salvini calls for early elections in Italy in autumn

The Italian far-right leader Matteo Salvini has considered the current legislature exhausted and has requested early elections for autumn, coinciding with the votes that are expected to be called then, in a new escalation of his messages against the Giuseppe Conte government.

“Since there will be regional, local elections in the autumn and the referendum and Italians will leave home, it would be more useful to give Italians five years of tranquility,” the League’s leader said in statements to journalists in the city of Osimo. , according to the Adnkronos agency.

Salvini has assured that the Government that shares the 5-Star Movement (M5S) and the Democratic Party (PD) is “in a continuous fight” on all kinds of issues, so, in the current scenario, he considers that “it is better to vote “and let the Italians speak out.

The agreement between the PD and the M5S came with the legislature already underway, after the failed attempt at an alliance between the latter formation and the League. During the year that this coalition lasted, Salvini served as Minister of the Interior, a position from which he promoted a strong policy against immigration.

The Italian right wing participated in a demonstration last week to protest against the government’s management of the coronavirus pandemic. The gathering was attended, in addition to the League leader, by representatives of the Brothers of Italy and Forza Italy.

Today, most of the population seems undecided or not very inclined to vote in case there are new elections, according to a poll published on Friday by the Sky tg24 network. Among those who do have a clear vote, 26.2 percent favor the Salvini League.

The far-right formation is ahead of the PD –21.6 percent – and the M5S –15.5 percent. Behind are the Brothers of Italy, with 15 percent; Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia, with 6.5 percent, and Matteo Renzi’s Italia Viva, with 3.1 percent.

If Conte, who is not a member of any party, were top of the M5S list, the undecided and abstentionists would fall to 53.5 percent, but the League would continue to be the most voted party, with 27.9 percent, followed by the M5S, with 19.9 percent, and the PD, with 18.9 percent.

In the event that the Prime Minister chose to present his own list, 24.1 percent of the respondents would opt for it in all or very likely, while 66.7 percent would not vote for it and 9.2 percent remaining cent is undecided. In this case, the abstention would be 51.1 percent.

However, the League would remain in the lead in preference, with 26.3 percent, the PD would be second, with 16.5 percent, and Brothers of Italy would be third, with 15.4 percent, while Conte’s list would be fourth, with 14.3 percent. In this case, the MS5 would see its support drop to 9.7 percent.

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