“I don’t know what the other leaders will do, I’m not running, I’ll stay as Minister of Infrastructure.”
Five months before the European elections, Matteo Salvini he withdraws from the electoral competition of 6-9 June. “My goal – explains – is to reach the 5 Stars”. Then on the possibility that General Vannacci will be nominated with the League he says: “I would like that, because she is another of the victims of the radical chic left.” Flattered for having thought of him, the general from Udine lets it be known that he will evaluate the proposal “with a cool head”, “provided that for the moment I’m a soldier”.
Salvini chooses the audience of ‘Quarta Repubblica’ for an all-out political outburst, after days of silence disturbed by the investigation into Anas orders in which the girlfriend’s father and brother are involved. “Since the nineties, starting from Craxi, passing through Berlusconi and Renzi, it seems clear to me that there is a politicized judiciary that tries to overturn the results of the polls in the courtrooms”says the Northern League vice prime minister. “Justice reform is urgentnot for Salvini – he continues – but for many Italians who are in front of the television”.
Was “it was also a mistake not to have fully addressed fiscal peace”he claims. “With two ongoing wars and the current economic situation, he underlines, we need to put a total, global, general and definitive settlement and write-off on the table, closing all pending issues with the Revenue Agency. Then he goes back to talking about the bridge over the Strait: ”CIt will create at least 40 thousand jobs and bring an added value of 15 billion euros.”
Speak too of the hearing to be held on Friday in Palermo on the Open Arms affair: “I go there peacefully because I believe I have done my duty as an Italian citizen even before being a minister”. And confirm the request re-nomination of Christian Solinas to the presidency of the Sardinia Region – a crux of conflict with the Brothers of Italy, which is pushing the mayor of Cagliari Paolo Truzzu’s race.