Italy's fresh election risks being referendum on euro

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By Steve Scherer
Reuters
Monday, May 28, 2018

ROME -- The euro looked to have dodged a bullet when Italy's would-be eurosceptic coalition government collapsed at the weekend, but it may turn out to have been the opening salvo in a war over Europe's single currency.

On Sunday, Italy's president rejected the nomination of a eurosceptic, Paolo Savona, for the economics ministry by the far-right League and anti-establishment 5-Star Movement because Savona had previously said Italy should leave the euro zone.

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But now the two parties, who were rivals in the March vote, are weighing whether to join forces ahead of a fresh election seen in the autumn or early next year.

"The upcoming elections will not be political, but instead a real and true referendum ... between who wants Italy to be a free country and who wants it to be servile and enslaved," League leader Matteo Salvini said today.

"Today Italy is not free. It is occupied financially by Germans, French, and eurocrats." ...

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