The leader of the far-right League party, Matteo Salvini, said Tuesday that talking about the future Italian government is a “waste of time” and indicated that, in view of the elections scheduled for September 25, “the less time politicians spend talking about this issue the better.”
“Spending days talking about leadership is a waste of time,” he specified before stating that “Italians will choose who to vote for and, whoever has the most votes, will govern.” “I don’t see where the problem is”, he has expressed.
In this regard, he has indicated that he will invite the leader of the Brothers of Italy party, Giorgia Meloni, and the former prime minister and president of the Forza Italia party, Silvio Berlusconi, to the party meeting scheduled for this Wednesday. “We will focus only on programs,” he said, according to information from the Adnkronos news agency.
Moreover, he has insisted that the parties will address “what will happen from September 26.” “I do not see why to question alliances,” he has insisted, although he has defended that the “center-right is finally showing itself compact after three years.”
In this sense, he has indicated that “he will not be satisfied if the League gets less than 20 percent of the vote.” “We will get there,” he has said.
For his part, the secretary general of the Democratic Party, Enrico Letta, has pointed out that the elections will result in a victory “of the European community or of European nationalism.”
“The result will clearly go in one of these two directions, a tie is not contemplated. (…) The choice is between Meloni and us,” he has pointed out before stating that there is “a big difference between the two in terms of rights.”
For Letta, “never before in Italy was the future of Italian society and the freedom of millions of young people in question.” For this reason, he has urged to “recognize the work of the youngest”.
In view of the elections, he asserted that the discussion on leadership “is absurd” and stressed that “if the party requires it, he will fully assume the role of candidate” for the elections.