A coalition of parties whose common theme is opposition to the Muslim invasion of Italy and Europe yesterday smashed Italy’s pro-Muslim invasion party in the highly important Abruzzo regional elections, drawing over 92% of the vote against the leftist’s dismal 7.9%.
Telegraph Right-wing parties triumphed in a regional election in central Italy on Monday in a contest seen as a key test for the European Parliament elections in May.
Most remarkable was the result for Italian Deputy Prime Minister’s Matteo Salvini’s Lega Party, which has now emerged as the undisputed dominant force in Italian politics.
A candidate from Brothers of Italy, a small far-Right party backed by the Right-wing League party and Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia, won the election in the mountainous Abruzzo region. After taking around 48% of the vote, Marco Marsilio was elected the new governor of the region, ousting a centre-Left coalition.
The anti-establishment Five Star Movement, which governs with The League at the national level, performed dismally, winning just 20% of votes – half of what it garnered in the region during last year’s general election.
The result will inflame worries within Five Star that it has been eclipsed since forming a coalition with Matteo Salvini’s League last June. Since then, the pugnacious interior minister (Salvini) has doubled his party’s electoral support while that of Five Star has declined.
With the coalition partners clashing over a wide range of issues, there is speculation that Mr Salvini might choose to ditch Five Star, engineer an election and form a Right-wing coalition, especially if his party performs strongly in May in the European polls.
He dismissed any idea of radical change on Monday, however, saying that the composition of the coalition would not alter. “Nothing changes for the government – no reshuffle. Work continues,” said Mr Salvini, whose popularity surged after he closed Italian ports to NGO boats rescuing Muslim illegal aliens from Africa in the Mediterranean.