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Hundreds of thousands turn out to support Matteo Salvini’s ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Rome

Hundreds of thousands turn out to support Matteo Salvini’s ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Rome

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Italy’s former deputy prime minster called for an alliance of the centre-right and the far-right to defeat the government in Rome Italy’s far-right figurehead Matteo Salvini addressed a crowd of some 100,000 people Rome as he called on the country’s political right to rally around him. Comment: There’s nothing ‘far-right’ about this guy. In an interview with French magazine Le Point about yesterday’s enormous rally (which was on a scale every other party in Italy can only dream of), Salvini said: “Fascism, like communism, is a dead idea. These are phenomena to be studied, but neither of them will return. I believe that the left, right, fascist, and communist labels are outdated. I call myself Italian, neither right nor left. For me, ‘populist’ is a compliment, it means being close to the people.” Mr Salvini, who pressed the self-destruct button on the country’s previous populist government in August, appeared on stage at the so-called Italian pride rally with former prime minister…
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