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The former Italian prime minister will find it harder than he hopes to replicate Emmanuel Macron’s success.
A coalition committed to spending cuts could merely strengthen the far-right Lega.
Can Matteo Salvini’s march to power be thwarted?
As the country's prime minister resigns, Italy may face an early election that could put hard-right Lega leader Matteo Salvini in power.
In an attempt to reinforce his anti-establishment credentials, Matteo Salvini continues to flirt with neo-fascist street movements like CasaPound.
The “no vax” movement has become a fulcrum for Italy’s populist right.
By imposing a harsh anti-migrant, tax-cutting agenda, the hard-right party has turned government into a permanent campaign platform.