A short thread (like when I used to work in Italy😊)
So, when I say it was destined to break up, it's for a different reason.
The first one: Salvini has literally cannibalised Di Maio and M5S, as I predicted more than once some time ago.
On the contrary, Di Maio and M5S, despite powerful electoral campaigns, have often shown sheer naivety in office
The first one is M5S weakness and the real chance to go to GE and become PM.
In a couple of months the bugdet law must be approved. #Italy economy is anemic and VAT may rise from 22 to 25%
- Racist rhetorics
- His closeness to Putin and other autocrats like Orban
- The latest scandal "Moscopoli" and LEAGUE alleged request to Russia for funding
- His attacks to journalists
- His new laws on public order
- Censorship of dissent
Two main reasons.
His harsh, often racist rhetorics against migrants which seems to please a big part of Italian electorate (also thanks to the mistakes of previous governments).
His attacks to EU and euro currency.
They will be "sovranism" (Salvini + FDI, another far right party) versus the rest
If Salvini wins, Italy is going to have the most far-right government after Mussolini.
And I hope to have been clear enough to explain this new (complicated) political crisis in #Italy, which may have an enormous impact on the future of the country and the whole Europe.
Let's see what happens next. 🇮🇹