There was huge drama in Italy overnight, after pro-EU Italian President Sergio Mattarella rejected the Five Star Movement and Lega’s choice for Economy Minister, despite those parties having a mandate from the people in the General Election vote.
The outrageous move saw Mattarella block the appointment of the fiercely Eurosceptic Paolo Savona. As Westmonster has previously reported, he has described the Euro as a ‘German prison’ and been outspoken about the need for a ‘Plan B’ to exit the Euro.
Italy’s President is now set to invite another pro-EU puppet, former IMF official Carlo Cottarelli, seemingly now form a government.
+++ Mattarella has just summoned former IMF official Carlo Cottarelli tomorrow morning, presumably to ask him to form a government. This will be absolutely toxic for the anti-establishment parties. #Italy
— Ferdinando Giugliano (@FerdiGiugliano) May 27, 2018
This disgraceful episode has predictably sparked uproar, with Five Star calling for Mattarella to be impeached.
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!
— Ignazio Corrao (@ignaziocorrao) May 27, 2018
Whilst Lega’s Matteo Salvini has tore into the establishment and demanded fresh elections.
Mai più servi di nessuno, l’Italia non è una colonia, non siamo schiavi di tedeschi o francesi, dello spread o della finanza.
A questo punto, con l’onestà, la coerenza e il coraggio di sempre, la parola deve tornare a voi!#Primagliitaliani! Io non mollo. pic.twitter.com/d2EAICrhKb
— Matteo Salvini (@matteosalvinimi) May 27, 2018
It shows yet again how democracy is trampled on by the EU elite at will. Another election in Italy is now set to follow.
That could well now essentially be a referendum on the Euro.
Unintended consequence of Mattarella’s veto: Italian elections will be a referendum on the euro. – https://t.co/VKWTz4IeXi
— Wolfgang Munchau (@EuroBriefing) May 28, 2018
The European Union is falling apart.