Three months after the elections, hopes that Italy would have its first populist government formed by the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the hard-Right, anti-migration, euro-sceptic League were dashed.
The two parties, which were about to form a government, wanted Paolo Savona, an economist and banker who has been highly critical of the euro, as their economy minister — this could have meant Italy dropping the euro which could have ended the single currency. It could also mean Italy withdrawing from the European project altogether.
In a shocking move, the Italian President, Sergio Mattarella, made a last minute intervention and abused his powers by blocking the formation of the elected populist Government, ensuring a pro-EU administration holds the EU together by a thread.
Italy is currently learning that “There can be no democratic choice against the European treaties”, in the very words of Jean-Claude Juncker.
The interim PM will bridge the gap to new elections.
The Italian President has now succeeded in assisting Carlo Cottarelli, a former IMF economist, form an interim government as PM, despite the fact he has no support in either houses of parliament. There have since been several calls to impeach Cottarelli.
In other words, Italy’s President has vetoed the democratic choice of Italians because the financiers of Europe (the globalists) didn’t like it. Matteralla as the stopgap interim PM will bridge the gap to “fresh elections”. In other words; “this was just a blip, keep voting until we (the EU) get the answer we want.”
A government led by Cottarelli “is born dead,” said 5-Star proponent Manlio Di Stefano. “It makes no sense to speak about it in a serious way.”
One person tweeted:
“The Italian Constitution clearly says “the sovereignty belongs to the people”, not to financial markets. Today
#Mattarella is denying the result of free elections and is declaring that Italy is a colony of Germany. It’s a financial coup! Help us. Stand up for italian democracy!”
To me, the fact this outright denial of democracy has even taken place proves this latest Italian populist surge was a real threat to globalist interests. Openly denying a vote is a last resort for these people, they would have pulled every other possible string first.
In denying the Italian electorate, the raging fire of Italian populism will only grow stronger. When you martyr a movement — you only give it more momentum.
Another person tweeted:
“After having 4 prime ministers not elected by the people:
- Monti (2011-2013)
- Letta (2013-2014)
- Renzi (2014-2016)
- Gentiloni (2016-2017)
The Italian president just asked Carlo Cottarelli to form a government. It would be the 5th consecutive unelected prime minister.”