Populist coalition to take power after failure of the governing elites.
Italy’s new populist government says it’s time for illegal migrants to leave the country.
As reported by AP News, “The free ride is over,” League leader Matteo Salvini, Italy’s new interior minister, warned migrants at a rally in northern Italy. “It’s time to pack your bags.”
After years of more and more illegal immigration and economic stagnation, Italy turned against the pro-EU elites and gave their votes to two populist parties, the League and the Five Star Movement.
Both are considered Euroskeptic, which is no surprise considering the economic troubles and loss of national sovereignty experienced by many EU countries.
Disturbingly, the elitist President of Italy had attempted to block the populist coalition from taking power. In an effort to block the will of the people, he tried appointing a former IMF banker to lead a caretaker government before new elections.
However, that effort failed when a cabinet could not be formed, and the coalition of The League & The Five Star Movement was able to take power. Still, it showed the extent that the EU elite will go to in order to stop those who want more freedom and national independence, as can be seen by repeated efforts to weaken/overturn Brexit.
People want strong national economies, and strong national borders, something the elites have totally failed to provide. Yet, even when the voters turn against them, the elites fail to get the message.
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