OK alliance with FI but primaries - Salvini (2)

'Concrete platform to implement'

(ANSA) - Rome, September 11 - Northern League leader Matteo Salvini said Friday he was ready to form an alliance with Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia (FI) party for the next general election as long as the alliance holds primaries to decide who should run as premier.
    "In order to get Italy moving again I'm ready to talk to everyone," said Salvini.
    "With (comedian Beppe Grillo's anti-establishment) M5S movement it's difficult because one day they say one thing and the next something different.
    "I hope to succeed with Forza Italia, but on clear conditions: we have to have a concrete platform to implement.
    "And the candidate for premier must be chosen by the Italians via primaries," he said.
    A poll out Friday showed the League on 15.1% compared to 10.4% for FI, 22.5% for M5S and 34% for Premier Matteo Renzi's ruling Democratic Party.


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