Conte's power base crumbles: Was the standing applause just Fake?

had to complete The descent from the Olympus of the celebrated statesman in the level of political hardship, Italy's Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte faster than

Conte's power base crumbles: Was the standing applause just Fake?

had to complete The descent from the Olympus of the celebrated statesman in the level of political hardship, Italy's Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte faster than he would have been likely to be. Last Wednesday, the senators and deputies of the left coalition, your sleep-deprived head of the government had prepared after his return from the Brussels Marathon, a Hero's welcome: before Conte was able to report to the Parliament even a single word of his feat, gave it a standing ovation.

Matthias Rüb

Political correspondent for Italy, the Vatican, Albania and Malta, based in Rome.

F. A. Z.

The Film and photo recordings from the agitated father of the country, who had rode for his people 209 billion euros from the reconstruction Fund of the EU and of the representatives of the people was hailed, were full. She remained still, as some members of the left-wing populist Five-star movement ausplauderten, the minute-long applause for Conte to be in advance of the Group leaders of the government parties by telephone in the case of the parliamentarians ordered.

the most Recent polls testify that the majority of the Italian your government to issue the chief a double-good testimony: both for his leadership during the acute Phase of the pandemic from March to may, as well as for its skill, to move the Europeans to an unprecedented act of solidarity to be from the Coronavirus particularly struck the country. However, even if Conte likes to enjoy the people such a high Reputation like no other Prime Minister in the past two and a half decades, so the power remains the position of the by him since September led coalition of Five stars and the social Democrats, precarious. And of harmony between the disparate government partners can't be without this speech.

a state of emergency until the end of the year?

Even before his trip to the EU summit, Conte had hinted that he wanted to extend the state of emergency until the end of the year. The Virus was not yet defeated long, in the case of a second wave of infections, the government must be able to act immediately, argue the head of the government and its key Ministers from time to Time. A state of emergency Conte had at 31. January, imposed after a Chinese tourist couple was been tested positive for the Coronavirus. Usually call in Italy the state of emergency in the aftermath of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, fires or Floods, so that the government can take without the usual bureaucratic obstacle course quickly in emergency measures.

Updated Date: 29 July 2020, 12:19

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