Deputy Prime Minister/Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has become the most popular politician in Italy for his successfully legislated policies of blocking illegal alien Muslim migration boats from Africa and imposing fines of up to 1 million euros on boats that try to land despite the ban. Deportation of many of the illegal migrants already in Italy is also taking place.
Giuseppe Conte is the Prime Minister of Italy under the coalition government of his 5-Star Movement party and the Lega Party, whose leader is Matteo Salvini. All indications show that Salvini would easily defeat Prime Minister Conte, which is why Conte is soliciting help from German Chancellor by saying he would not stop the illegal migrant boats from docking in Italy and would fly them in if necessary.
The middle of the road 5-Star Movement leadership has lost the confidence of the people while Salvini’s popularity continues to soar. As a result, Salvini is pushing for new elections in October.