Italy's League says elections are only alternative to current govt

Thursday, 2019-08-08 20:29:02
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Italy's ruling League party said on August 8 that if its growing policy differences with its coalition partner the 5-Star Movement lead to a government collapse then the only option is to hold fresh elections.

The right-wing party said in a statement that it did not want a cabinet reshuffle and listed a raft of areas in which it had a "different vision" from 5-Star, including infrastructures, taxes, justice and relations with the EU.

"Every day that passes is a day wasted," it said, citing the constant bickering between the two parties. "For us the only alternative to this government is to give the choice back to the Italians with new elections."