Matteo Salvini

    • Italy's centre-right wins Umbria regional election

      Italy's centre-right wins Umbria regional election

      Italy's far-right opposition leader Matteo Salvini has scored a historic victory in the first electoral test since losing his government job in August, news wires reported. In Umbria's regional election, held on Sunday, Donatella Tesei, the candidate backed by a Salvini-led coalition, won 57.55% of the vote, the final results show.

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    • Italian Senate delays no confidence vote, frustrating Salvini

      Italian Senate delays no confidence vote, frustrating Salvini

      The Italian Senate on Tuesday voted down the League proposal a no confidence motion in Premier Giuseppe Conte to be voted on Wednesday, with the 5-Star Movement (M5S) and the Democratic Party (PD) voting together, news wires reported. Instead to vote tomorrow the Senate decided that Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte should address the upper house over the crisis on 20 August.

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    • Italy's interior minister intends to clear illegal Roma camps

      Italy's interior minister intends to clear illegal Roma camps

      Italian Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has sent a circular letter to all prefects, calling on them to prepare "a report on the presence of Roma, Sinti and Camminanti settlements" within their territories within two weeks, news wires reported. The interior ministry said that the aim is to have a clear outline of how many illegal camps there are and where they are situated in order to "prepare a plan of clearances".

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    • Salvini: I don't want to bring down the government

      Salvini: I don't want to bring down the government

      Italy's Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Tuesday that he has no intention of bringing down the government, ANSA reported. PM Giuseppe Conte on Monday gave an ultimatum to the two parties supporting his coalition government, Salvini's League and the 5-Star Movement (M5S), to stop squabbling or he will quit. The prime minister is seeking a firm mandate to continue a dialogue with the European Commission over Italy's public debt.

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