Draghi returns to Italy due to the tension in the Government in the middle of the NATO summit

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi left the NATO summit in Madrid on Wednesday to return to Rome and preside over a meeting of the Council of Ministers on economic measures tomorrow, Thursday, amid tensions in his coalition. On the second day of the Alianza summit Atlantica in the Spanish capitalItaly will be represented by Defense Minister Lorenzo Guerini, the government confirmed in a statement.

The Council of Ministers is summoned to analyze budget measures and aimed at containing the escalation of prices of energy. However, although the note does not refer to these facts, during Draghi’s absence, his coalition, supported by almost all the parties in the hemicycle, has registered a series of tensionscoming specifically from its two main partners, the 5-Star Movement (M5S) and the far-right League.

On the one hand, the leader of the M5S and former prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, denounced today that Draghi had criticized him during a telephone conversation with the party’s founder, Beppe Grillo. Asked about it in Madrid, Draghi assured that his Government “is not in danger”. “It seems to me sincerely serious that a technical prime minister, invested by us, interferes in the life of the political forces that support him,” attacked Conte, who however, he insisted on its continuity “loyal and constructive” in the coalition. The prime minister advanced this Wednesday that he has already spoken with Conte and that they will do so again tomorrow to meet “as soon as possible.”

Other tensions came from the Matteo Salvini League, which criticized the initiatives parliamentarians of the M5S and the Democratic Party (PD, centre-left), also in the coalition, to pass bills to legalize cannabis and to give nationality to the children of immigrants who have been studying in the country for five years. Salvini summoned his deputies today and denounced “the evident will of the left to blow up blown up the Government”, given that it is staunchly opposed to those bills.

The Foreign Minister, Luigi Di Maio, who has just left the M5S causing a split that has deprived him of almost half of his parliamentary group, reproached these two parties for their attitude. “For days, while the Italian government has been involved in important international summits, nothing has been done other than fueling tensions with debates and surreal statements that clearly threaten its continuity,” he lamented. And he added: “These dynamics run the sole risk of weakening Italy’s credibility, blurring the achievement of important objectives such as the maximum ceiling on gas price and make us lose the funds of the Recovery Plan”. Di Maio asked his partners to “put the interest” of the country first, above political struggles. The Italian Government is going through these tensions a few months after the start of the electoral campaign for the general elections in the next spring.

Source: LA INFORMACIÓN – Lo último by www.lainformacion.com.

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