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Salvini Survives No-Confidence Vote, But Criticism and Political Shifts Threaten His Leadership”.

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
Salvini remains in power after surviving no-confidence motion in Italy

Salvini, the leader of the right-wing populist party Lega, has retained his position as Deputy Prime Minister of Italy following a vote of no confidence against him. The motion was brought forth by the opposition but was unsuccessful during a session in Rome’s Chamber of Deputies. The coalition of three center-right parties provided Salvini with overwhelming support.

Salvini gained notoriety in Germany for his strict measures against boat refugees and rescue organizations during his previous role as Interior Minister. More recently, his statements regarding Russia have sparked criticism at home, with some interpreting them as aligning closely with Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin. The Lega leader has also faced scrutiny for his past connections with Putin.

In preparation for the vote of no confidence, the Lega distanced itself from a 2017 agreement with Russia’s United Russia party. Criticism of Salvini within the Lega has also emerged, particularly concerning their poor performance in recent elections. The upcoming European elections in June could potentially put Salvini’s leadership at risk if the Lega underperforms. Currently, the Lega is polling below ten percent and trailing behind Meloni’s Fratelli d’Italia party, which has shifted towards the center since gaining power. In contrast to this shift, in the 2019 European elections, the Lega secured over 34 percent of the vote.

By Samantha Nguyen

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