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Italy: new government, same old problems - Lorenzo Codogno - Friends of Europe

What a difference a summer can make! Against all the odds, Matteo Salvini, leader of the Far Right La Lega (The League) party, decided to pull the plug on Italy’s ruling coalition composed of his party and the populist Five Star Movement (M5S). He did this at the most unlikely of the times, right after the parliament went into its summer recess on 8 August. This has sparked yet another political crisis in Italy.

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