2 Aug 2018

Face to face with Matteo Salvini, Italy’s far-right Deputy PM

Correspondent

In Italy, two months after the formation of a populist coalition government in which they share power with the Five Star Movement, the Lega party have been staging their annual convention.

 

In Italy, two months after the formation of a populist coalition government in which they share power with the Five Star Movement, the Lega party have been staging their annual convention.

Taking place in a small village near to Milan, it’s more of a festival than a traditional political conference, allowing the party’s leader and Italy’s joint deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini to get among his supporters. Paraic O’Brien gained unique access to the man billed as the country’s most powerful politician to find out what makes him and his party tick.