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Thu Aug 8, 2019, 10:31 AM

'Useless to go ahead with daily quarrels': Italy's coalition government on brink of collapse

Source: euronews

Italy's ruling League party said on Thursday the only alternative to the current government was a fresh election, as it ruled out another cabinet reshuffle in the wake of growing policy differences with its coalition partner.

In reply, 5-Star said in a statement: ""The League note is incomprehensible. They have to clearly state what they want to do. They have to be clear".

The government looked to be nearing the brink of collapse yesterday, when the Italian Senate rejected a motion by 5-Star to block an alpine rail link with France, paving the way for the long-contested project to continue.

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League's leader Matteo Salvini said on Tuesday that tensions with 5-Star meant the government could soon collapse, and the parliamentary debate ahead of the Senate vote exposed the growing gulf between the two parties.

Read more: https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/08/useless-to-go-ahead-with-daily-quarrels-italy-s-coalition-government-on-brink-of-collapse

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rpannier Aug 2019 OP
James48 Aug 2019 #1
rpannier Aug 2019 #2
bucolic_frolic Aug 2019 #3

Response to rpannier (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 10:38 AM

1. Italy has a long, long tradition of governments collapsing in August

It has happened quite a lot since the end of World War II.

Governments of Italy tend to fall apart in the summertime- especially in the month of August, when everyone goes on vacation.

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Thu Aug 8, 2019, 10:41 AM

2. True. Very true

Now will we see Capt Bunga Bunga try to weasel his way back in

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 10:47 AM

3. I am a fan of no-confidence votes

but here in the US they'd be used politically

Seems like we have dueling ideologies engulfing the world and fighting for turf

people vs. capital, citizens vs. corporations, democracy vs. plutocracy

questions as old as human organization

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