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May 11th, 2018

The populist anti-establishment parties Five Star and Le Lega look ready to form the next Italian government after La Lega centre-right coalition partner Silvio Berlusconi withdrew his opposition to the parties working together.

The anti-establishment parties, who share many common policies on mass migration, the European Union and the euro currency, look set to form the next Italian government saying they have made “significant milestones” in a press release issued Thursday Le Monde reports.

Previously both the Five Star Movement (M5S) and La Lega, led by firebrand Matteo Salvini, could not agree on a deal because M5S leader Luigi Di Maio refused to work with former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, the centre-right coalition partner of Salvini.

On Wednesday night Berlusconi announced he would not oppose a coalition between the two parties who could now form a eurosceptic government.

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This article was posted: Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:14 am

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