The latest set of local elections in Italy have seen Matteo Salvini’s anti-mass migration Lega perform strongly, with the Five Star Movement losing some of their momentum.
As Breitbart are reporting, Lega’s right-wing alliance actually made gains in a number of areas at the expense of Five Star, including in Imperia and Brindisi.
Italian media reported that Five Star had seen “largely disappointing results” as they didn’t win the Mayoral contest in Ivrea or either of two seats up in Rome they were expected to perform much better in.
One to watch: The 5 Star Movement has done very poorly in a round of local elections in two large boroughs in Rome – a city they govern since 2016. #Italy
— Ferdinando Giugliano (@FerdiGiugliano) June 11, 2018
It comes after Matteo Salvini’s doubling down on illegal migration, as he seeks to block the docking of migrant ships in the country, leaving their coalition partners playing catch-up.
Local elections in Italy: Lega up, 5S down. Early days but might be hard for 5S to come up with a new message given they can no longer do their anti-govt thing. ‘I agree with Salvini’ may not work. Salvini dominating comms, & has effectively positioned as senior coalition partner
— Alberto Nardelli (@AlbertoNardelli) June 11, 2018
Lega and Matteo Salvini have got big momentum. Brussels will be terrified.