Political situation in Italy [NOV 19]

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Luigi di Maio [M5S] and Matteo Salvini [LEGA]

The next elections to be held in Italy are regional ones: in Emilia-Romagna and Calabria in January 2019. Next year there will also be elections in Veneto, Campania, Tuscany, Marche and Liguria in may 2019.

The Five Star Movement, the party that differs most from all the other parties, has decided to participate in the upcoming elections of Emilia and Calabria.

The decision was taken after voting online on the movement subscribers platform. The decision obviously displaced many, because the movement, not having many candidates, and above all being in decline in the polls, could fail.
In any case, the decision has been taken and what the members have decided will be done.

In recent months, especially from the European elections of May 2019, the Italian right is increasing its support, to the detriment of the five-star movement and the Democratic Party, that is, at the expense of parties with more supporters.

There is an environment of anger and hatred in Italy, between those who call themselves anti-fascist and those who believe themselves to be right-wing.

Difficult to explain what politics is in Italy and above all political culture. From the 50s in Italy there has always been an anti-fascist culture, even when the fascimo was non-existent. Whenever we talk about the fight against migrants, because Italy and tortured by illegal immigrants the “anti-fascists” must oppose even when there is no need. Probably the bogeyman of fascism is always in the memory of many, even if in recent years mainly in the memory of those who studied it in books. And this is perhaps the greatest danger for the supporters of the left: that most of those who lived through the war years or the fathers or grandparents of the grandchildren are no longer here.

The current government, with the PD-M5S alliance, although it is going ahead with the budget maneuver and with some reforms, does not seem to have a long life, especially if the right should win in some important regions. The emilia is a region that could act as a balance point because it has always been a region of the left and should win the Lega (right) would be a historical fact. However in the last few days some students of the University of Emilia (Bologna in particular) have created a protest that has gathered thousands of people into madness. The protest is called ‘Sardine’.

Many support the Lega party (right) because they think the Migrants issue is of vital importance. Undoubtedly, Italy cannot continue to host illegal immigrants forever. But there are also many problems that only concern Italy. The five-star movement is probably the only party that is trying to do the right things, although now it is seen as a caste party, passing in a few days from the alliance with the right to the left.

 

 

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