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19 Aug 2019

Italy in crisis? Matteo Salvini’s push for power runs into trouble

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Britain isn’t the only country with the threat of a no-confidence motion bringing down the Government.

In Italy the country’s political crisis is dragging politicians back from their sacred summer holidays as Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte addresses the Senate tomorrow.

In a push for power the populist interior minister Matteo Salvini has split with his coalition partners – the Five Star movement  – and called for a snap general election – even taking his campaign to Italy’s beaches, but it might not go all his way.