By: Steve Dellar | 03-03-2018 | News
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Italian Politicians Fear Extremist Win Tomorrow

According to Italian electorate rules, no opinion polls can be published in the two weeks running up to an election. This was put in place in the 1970s and 1980s when there seemed to be a new government in place every year or so, and people would get fed up with all the political news.

But now, not only the Italians would like to know the situation with only a few hours to go before the election booths open.

For months the polls didn’t move, meaning that some 15 to 20% of the electorate look ready to vote for the far right (15% for Lega Nord, 5% for Brothers of Italy), in a clear indication that the Italians have had it with 5 years of stagnation and immigration issues. The major victor of the election looks set to the be Anti-Europe 5-star movement.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">FT View: It is a mark of the impatience of Italian voters that Silvio Berlusconi is poised to stage a political resurrection in Italy&#39;s elections on Sunday <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) <a href="">March 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Ever since most other Western European nations shut their borders, Italy has been stuck with most African migrants travelling into Europe, and the left-wing government has not had an answer to their needs, or to the general discontent, this has brought to Italians.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Bannon went all the way to Rome for a taste of Italy’s populist elections <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; VICE News (@vicenews) <a href="">March 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Secondly, the economic motor lags behind most of the rest of Europe, leaving the Italians with only two choices: vote for the right and get a shock, or vote for the left and get stagnation.

Many fear they will vote far right in big numbers tomorrow.

Former PM Matteo Renzi warned voters on national TV on the last day: “I say to those who are undecided that this election is much more important than they want to make out; this election is a big divide between those betting on growth and an extremist message.”

“My appeal to the undecided is to think carefully. We ask the Italian people to think carefully.”

If opinion polls prove correct, it is bound to drag Italy into months of uncertainty and leave Europe with one more headache.


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Anonymous No. 19784 2018-03-03 : 17:00

The entire continent has put itself into a state of nausea.

Anonymous No. 19795 2018-03-03 : 22:18

Can't clandestini the Salvini

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