Italy’s deputy PM Salvini got tired of the establishment constantly blocking his efforts to stop the negro invasion of Italy. So he called for new elections and with the strongest party was likely to win. But then something crazy happened. The other parties who hated each other, wanted to negro seed Italy so badly, that they put their lifetime hatred aside and formed an UBER alliance, throwing Salvini out.
Former PM Matteo Renzi of the Democratic Party exhorted his party to seek a coalition with M5S, despite their well-documented history of hatred. But they hated the thought that Italy might not be negro seeded more than that. Democratic Party leader Nicola Zingaretti, who had been against an alliance with Five Star, was soon facing pressure to put his misgivings aside. “We must flood Italy with the Negros” screamed Zinagretti, “we must find a way to keep it happening”
Soon, the two parties approached Conte, who had resigned as PM roughly two weeks ago, about potentially returning to his post. He readily agreed. This past week, Italian President Sergio Mattarella gave Conte his blessing to form a new government. Now, all Conte needs is to fill out his cabinet and create a platform (one that’s likely to be centrist and technocratic) and he’s likely to take power officially next week.
But Salvini wasn’t ready to simply walk away. According to BBG, behind closed doors, Salvini made a last-minute offer to Di Maio in an attempt to salvage their alliance. If Di Maio would be willing to return as his coalition partner, Di Maio could have the premiership. But Di Maio turned him down.
Financial markets also gave the new government their blessing, as Italian stocks and bonds rallied on the belief that Conte would be more likely to play nice with Brussels.
To be sure, this isn’t the end of Salvini. He’s still the leader of his party, and senior officials told BBG that they expect him to make a political comeback.
In comments shortly after the formation of the new coalition, Salvini insisted that plotting at the G-7 summit earlier this month had helped cement his overthrow.
The marriage between M5S and the Democrats hasn’t even officially begun, and there are already reports of infighting within the coalition. And Salvini – or “the Captain”, as his admirers have labeled him – has untrammeled power over the League, a formerly regional party that Salvini built into a national powerhouse with approval ratings around 40% (up from 4% when he took over in 2013).