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League plans new national headquarters in Rome

The new Rome office will be located in the center, in via della Panetteria and a stone's throw from the Trevi fountain. This is the latest decision taken by the leaders of the Carroccio.

Published: February 17, 2020, 7:56 am


    According to Matteo Salvini’s plan, the national headquarters of the party should also be situated in Rome.  As the Agi agency pointed out, the historic headquarters in Via Bellerio in Milan will currently remain active even if the offices are relocated.

    It has been talked about for some time, but the right moment seems to have presented itself to take the gamble.

    The Roman headquarters will also be a municipal strategy in view of the race in the city scheduled for 2021. The operational base will be set up before the administrative offices of next year.

    Over the last few days, Salvini has increased the dose of attacks against Rome mayor Virginia Raggi and Secretary of the Democratic Party Nicola Zingaretti, calling them “similar” to each other and “incapable”.

    In short, the League is getting ready to campaign. Salvini’s words are emblematic in this regard: “Is it true that the League wants the mayoral seat of Rome for itself? No, the League wants a good mayor for Rome. I have some ideas.”

    In any case, the electoral campaign for the city must be accompanied by a meticulous political strategy: together with a targeted campaign it is necessary to set up operational headquarters to be present and to show this presence to the electorate, the party noted.

    As mentioned before, the historic League headquarters in Milan will continue to operate even if doubts remain about its future. The new opening, repeatedly postponed, is not imminent but the decision to move finally appears to have been taken.

    In the first three days of membership for the party, there were 50 000 members who signed up.

    The League leader will want to gain some advantage over his center-right allies in view of the decisive round. “We will choose the best people going beyond party membership,” Salvini pointed out from the stage of the Eur congress building.

    Salvini has meanwhile warned voters against the Sardines: The leader of the League spoke about the “grassroots” movement at the event held at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Rome. “They are nice guys, but let’s talk about serious things.”

    He said that whoever wants to change his Security Decrees is against the fight against the mafia. “I don’t know if the Security Decrees were read by them because in the decrees there are money and powers for mayors, policemen, firefighters, the property agency confiscated from the mafia. I don’t know if the so-called Sardines want to weaken the agency that fights the Mafia, the Camorra and the Ndrangheta. They are nice guys, but I believe that Italy needs more security.”

    Thus Salvini replied to those who had organised the counter-demonstration of the Sardines in Rome in Piazza Santi Apostoli.

    He told Roman citizens that he would defend Italian traders and businesses, one of the central points of the Roman campaign. The event organised by the League attracted both militants and curious people. In the spotlight there is the desire to do and it is no coincidence that the leader called for “Rome to return to being the capital”.

    The mood at the event was particularly positive and when Salvini walked out on stage a roar of applause could be heard.

    Rome is in difficulty and the League (together with the center-right) is the only response against the mayor’s disastrous politics. “Why not try Raggi for kidnapping, considering that she holds thousands of commuters hostage every day between subway lines that are a sieve?”

    Salvini’s comment was met with laughter and applause.

    “Unfortunately, the Italian economy has stopped. And this government is unable to provide solutions. With a few tricks they can live a few more months, but it is certainly not the solution to Italy’s problems. We will soon win.”

    The League leader added: “We are inside the EU, we want to change it from the inside.”

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      Lega and its allies are preparing for a hard year of campaigning, and wants a visible, national location to emphasize that it is not a regional party, and has not been one for some time now. The shakiness of the Conte-2 government has everyone preparing for the prospect of snap elections when the increasingly unhappy marriage of the PD and M5S in the government finally unravels. But in the meantime, there are six more regional races to be held this year (Campania, Apulia, Tuscany, Marche, Liguria, and Veneto), and the PD and M5S will be defending the first four against an already-high, and increasing, wave of popular anger over the current government. The Lega, at its new headquarters, will be busy.


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