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Northern League confirms opposition to Renzi

'We'd never ally with an unelected government of the left'

18 February, 17:07
Northern League confirms opposition to Renzi (see related) (ANSA) - Rome, February 18 - The right-wing Northern League on Tuesday confirmed its opposition to a government led by Matteo Renzi, head of the center-left Democratic Party. Renzi, the premier-designate since receiving a government-formation mandate on Monday, began meetings with political parties Tuesday in an effort to forge a governing majority. Those parties include ones like the regionalist League and the center-right Forza Italia of ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi, which have already said they will be in the opposition. "We have never thought of voting for an unelected government, no less a government from the left," said League chief Matteo Salvini, stressing the point of the meetings was to "express our ideas," unlike the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, which has ruled out a Renzi meeting.

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