Rome residents reacted to the fracturing of Italy's coalition government on Friday, one day after Interior Minister and League party leader Matteo Salvini called for a snap election, after filing a no-confidence motion with Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
«I am very worried because it has proved to be an absolutely bankrupt government, composed on one hand of incapable people and on the other of... Еще people who want to bring Italy back to the Middle Ages,» one resident said. «I have to be honest, I'm a little ashamed to be Italian at this stage.»
«I think it's the wrong time,» another resident said. «I think they made a commitment 14 months ago and they have to complete it regardless of whims or quirks. Salvini wants to go to the polls because he thinks he has the favour of the people.»
One resident said the crisis was «expected,» as «it is a government born badly between two incompatible forces. As they say it is an unnatural government and like all unnatural things it must end.»
On Thursday, Salvini called for new elections saying the coalition government was not working. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte accused the Interior Minister of fabricating «the most transparent [political crisis] in Republican history.»
Despite being the junior party in the coalition, the League is well ahead in opinion polls, largely due to its opposition towards illegal immigration.