Home About Chat Users Issues Party Candidates Polling Firms Media News Polls Calendar Key Races United States President Senate House Governors International

New User Account
"A comprehensive, collaborative elections resource." 
Email: Password:

  Italy’s anti-establishment parties step closer to power, with Berlusconi’s blessing
Parent(s) Race 
Last EditedIndyGeorgia  May 10, 2018 04:36pm
Logged 0
AuthorGiada Zampano
News DateWednesday, May 9, 2018 09:50:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionROME — Silvio Berlusconi gave the go-ahead on Wednesday for his allies in the far-right League to try to form a government with the populist 5Star Movement, removing the main obstacle to the tie-up after two months of political impasse.

After a day of frantic talks among the rival parties, the former Italian prime minister said in a statement that he would not oppose an alliance between the League and the 5Stars, though he said his party would not support such a coalition in a vote of confidence in parliament, which a new government needs to win in order to take office.

The 5Stars had asked the League to ditch their center-right alliance with Berlusconi’s Forza Italia as a condition of forming a coalition, arguing the media mogul represents the political establishment they were founded to fight against.

Berlusconi said he acknowledged the decision of “another political force of the center right to create a government with the 5Stars.” He added that his party “would calmly and without prejudice assess the work of the government” ensuring loyal support to measures in line with the center-right platform.

The former premier also stressed that this move did not mean the end of the center-right alliance.
ArticleRead Full Article

Date Category Headline Article Contributor