21 June, Thursday

Italy's Berlusconi ready to support League leader's bid to form government


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Silvio Berlusconi is ready to give the leader of euroskeptic partner the League, Matteo Salvini, his support in attempts to form a government, the former Italian prime minister said in an interview with Il Corriere della Sera.

“In full respect of our agreements, we will now loyally support attempts by Salvini to create a government,” Berlusconi said.
“For my part, as leader of FI (Forza Italia) I am here to support him, to guarantee the solidity of the coalition and keep our commitments with the voters,” he said
Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party was unexpectedly surpassed by the far-right League at Sunday’s elections. Their center-right alliance together won about 37 percent of the vote, shy of a parliamentary majority.


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