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Brussels shock as Eurosceptic Salvini set to win next election due to 'underestimated' law

Chief economist and founder of ADA Economics Raffaella Tenconi told Bloomberg Matteo Salvini will win the next general election in Italy and warned the Deputy Prime Minister would gather even more support if thanks to a bill approved by both parties in Government delayed an early election until next year.

Ms Tenconi explained: “Although the Democratic Party and the Five Star Movement (M5S) technically have sufficient MPs to take over, neither of them actually really knows what to do to revive growth. Related articles
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“So Salvini is going to win, it’s only a matter of when.“He can win now, relatively soon with an early election, or he can win even more in a year from now.“One thing that I think people completely underestimate is the fact that there is a constitutional reform that the Northern League has accepted together with the Five Star Movement.

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Chief economist and founder of ADA Economics Raffaella Tenconi (Image: BLOOMBERG) Salvini is going to win, it’s only a matter of whenRaffaella Tenconi“This is one of the things that the Five Star Movement is trying to push for approval.

“This constitutional amendment actually could very easily eventually give a stronger mandate to Salvini.“So it’s not even obvious why M5S is insisting on getting this bill approved and avoid an election.“Because, quite frankly, they have nothing to gain from it.”The Lega leader said last week his coalition with the anti-establishment Five Star Movement had broken down and demanded early elections.

Leader of the Five Star Movement and Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio (Image: GETTY) But M5S leader Luigi Di Maio said Mr Salvini betrayed Italians” by pulling the plug on the government.Mr Di Maio said in a Facebook post: “We are ready to head back to the polls, the League mocked Italians”.

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