Matteo Salvini - Italy Politics News Today

Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said there was no government crisis after a row broke out in the ruling coalition over a tax amnesty draft bill, Il Messaggero said on Friday citing Salvini.

But Salvini, who is also leader of the right-wing League party, said the decree containing the proposal had to stay as it was if they did not want to create a dangerous precedent.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Subscribe to our daily curated newsletter to receive the latest of Politicoscope top politics stories delivered to your email inbox.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Subscribe to our daily curated newsletter to receive the latest of Politicoscope top politics stories delivered to your email inbox.

On Friday, the head of Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, Luigi Di Maio, said a dispute with coalition partner the League over a tax amnesty needed to be sorted.

Di Maio, also deputy prime minister, said on Wednesday the text of the amnesty had been “manipulated” after his party had signed off on the measure in cabinet, raising doubts about the stability of the coalition government.

You May Also Like:   Italy Coalition Agree to Avoid EU's Disciplinary Action Over Budget

The populist 5-Star and League coalition took office at the beginning of June.

“We will press ahead. And there is absolutely no government crisis,” Salvini was quoted by Il Messaggero as saying.

Salvini said changing the text would send the message that everything could be changed and that “everything is a joke”.

But he described the run-in with Di Maio as just “a big misunderstanding”.

While 5 Star has always opposed amnesties, the right-wing League, with its traditional voter-base of self-employed businessmen, is more favorable.

Giancarlo Giorgetti, a cabinet undersecretary and high-ranking League official, told La Repubblica that 5 Star had not told them or Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of their concerns before going public.

“We fully intend to press ahead with the government but if they continue to see conspiracies at every turn we’re not there,” Giorgetti said.

  • Reuters

Thank you for visiting Politicoscope.com. Share or comment on this story.

Subscribe to New Stories

Subscribe to our daily curated newsletter to receive latest Politicoscope news delivered to your email inbox.

* Unlock premium articles. Sign Up or Log In.

Donate

Donate now to help us provide more story like this.



More Donation Options

* Here are other Donation options for you.

* For Premium News readers, you can register here today.

Leave a Reply