Italian Journalist Fired for Saying ‘Newspapers Care Nothing for the Truth’ https://t.co/TCLB7OqIB5
— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) April 4, 2018
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Prepare for civil war Italy,…
…because it’s coming!
— RT Deutsch (@RT_Deutsch) March 7, 2018
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In what’s probably a nightmare scenario for the millions of Italians who supported left or center-left candidates, Forza Italia leader and former four-time prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has decided to support Matteo Salvini, the candidate of the euroskeptic Northern League, in his attempt to form a government after Euroskeptic and anti-establishment parties performed (once again) far better than expected.
Italy’s March 4 election was widely viewed as a victory for Berlusconi and the other members of his “center-right” coalition with two far-right parties. And now Berlusconi has confirmed that the coalition will unify behind the candidate of the anti-immigrant Norther League.
Berlusconi’s Forza Italia garnered just 14% of the vote compared with 17% for the North Northern League, and the members of the coalition had agreed before the vote to support whoever received the largest share. Before the vote, polls expected Forza Italia to win the largest share of the vote. Still, with a combined 37% of the vote total, the coalition still fell short of the 40% threshold needed to form a government, setting Italy up for a leadership showdown that could last for months.
The leader of Italy’s Democratic Party, Matteo Renzi, has stepped down after his party suffered a heavy defeat in the Sunday’s general election.
A center-left bloc led by the ex-prime minister’s party scored some 23 percent, according to the election results. It now trails the center-right bloc of Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia and the Euroskeptic Lega Nord as well as the anti-establishment Five Star Movement.
“I will obviously step down as leader of the Democratic Party,” Renzi told reporters in Rome, the Italian capital, as cited by AFP.
The Five-Star Movement has come out as the top individual party in Italy’s election, while the anti-immigration Lega also outperformed expectations, exit polls suggest. Pro-EU centrists suffered dramatic losses on Sunday.
The RAI exit poll predicted 30.5 percent for the Eurosceptic, anti-corruption Five Star Movement, and pegged Lega on a par with its coalition partner, the Silvio Berlusconi-led Forza Italia, at 14.5 percent. The ruling socialist Democratic Party was predicted to gain 22 percent of the vote.
As notorious Italian kingmaker Silvio Berlusconi showed up in Milan to do his civic duty by voting during the March 4 elections in Italy, he was visited by a Femen activist who reminded him of his criminal history.
The Femen protester leaped up on a table as the former Italian prime minister entered the room and yelled, “Your time is up, Berlusconi!” Although security officers quickly escorted her away, her point was made as the video of the event quickly went viral.
Italy’s elections are in a week and campaigns in the country are running on full speed. The leader of Italy’s right-wing Lega party, Matteo Salvini, organised a successful rally in Milan yesterday.
At least 50,000 Italians were present at Milan’s Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square), Salvini said on Facebook. He thanked the people who came to support him and the thousands who were watching his live stream.
Salvini’s Lega party has a good chance to win the elections. Together with Berlusconi’s Forza Italia, the party formed a right-wing bloc to keep the left out.
Two Pakistani migrants were arrested in the Italian city of Brindisi this week after being accused of raping a boy who was waiting for a train at the city’s railway station.
The two men, identified as 29-year-old Rab Nawaz and 28-year-old Ali Imram, have been accused of making sexual advances toward a young man at the train station and forcing him into an alley where they are said to have raped him, Italian newspaper Il Messaggero reports.
The victim was able to call police following the attack but the Pakistani men fled in a nearby car. Police were eventually able to catch up with the pair of migrants, one of whom is living in the country on an expired residence permit, and arrest them. The boy was taken to a nearby hospital due to injuries suffered during the sex attack.
According to CNBC, here are the three leading candidates dominating the race:
Last night in Pisa, Italy, anti-fascist protestors formed a counter-demonstration against Lega leader Matteo Salvini, who was speaking at the center of town. Anti-fascist groups threw glass bottles and rocks and attacked police officers as they tried to silence Salvini, a leading anti-EU political figure, before next week’s elections.
— Professor Cuz (@ProfessorCuz) February 23, 2018
Insane video of Anti-fascist activists fighting with police last night in Pisa
Soros puppets meet Italian police.. pic.twitter.com/6k0uiiLCw6
— Voice of Europe (@V_of_Europe) February 23, 2018
In the early hours of Saturday morning, riots have erupted on the streets as police and protesters have clashed in Pisa and Milan with massive marches expected in Rome later in the day, said the Daily Express.
H/t reader kevn a.
“The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the “agentur” of the “Illuminati” between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other.
The outstanding German seer Alois Irlmaier foresaw this in around 1950…
– Alois Irlmaier
“Everything calls peace, Schalom! Then it will occur – a new Middle East war suddenly flames up, big naval forces are facing hostiley in the Mediterranean – the situation is strained. But the actual firing spark is set on fire in the Balkan: I see a “large one” falling, a bloody dagger lies beside him – then impact is on impact. …”
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Silvio Berlusconi has pledged to deport 600,000 illegal immigrants from Italy should his centre-right coalition enter government after elections on 4 March, as tensions simmer over the shooting of six Africans by a far-right extremist on Saturday.
The 81-year-old rightwing former prime minister said in a TV interview that immigration was a “social bomb ready to explode in Italy” and that the shooting in Macerata posed a security problem.
“Immigration has become an urgent question, because after years with a leftwing government, there are 600,000 migrants who don’t have the right to stay,” said Berlusconi. “We consider it to be an absolute priority to regain control over the situation.”