Mercoledì, 19 Settembre 2018
MILAN

Formigoni 'shocked' by Northern League's support withdrawal

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(ANSA) - Milan, October 15 - Lombardy Governor Roberto
Formigoni said in an interview published Monday by the Corriere
della Sera daily paper that he was "shocked" by the Northern
League's apparent withdrawal of support for him, saying that it
showed the party's "rebellious and unreliable nature".
Formigoni of the scandal-hit People of Freedom (PdL) party
delivered an ultimatum to the Northern League saying that they
must clarify "where they stand" and who they will stand with for
proposed primaries within 24 hours.
Last Thursday, Formigoni met with Maroni and the local
branch of populist Northern League, who are allied with the PdL
in Lombardy and PdL Secretary Angelino Alfano to discuss their
regional alliance.
"We agreed on a strategy, we went before the cameras, we
shook hands and then what? I am stunned and bewildered,"
Formigoni told Corriere dell Sera.
Last Thursday Formigoni bowed to pressure over an ongoing
corruption scandal and dissolved the regional executive
government, saying that he would appoint a new, slimlined
version over the next few days.
The Northern League is itself still trying to recover from
a party funding scandal earlier this year that forced the
resignation of its leader and founder, Umberto Bossi.
Northern League secretary Roberto Maroni appealed on
Facebook over the weekend for party primaries to be held and for
"all Northern League supporters to rally and sign the proposal
for new laws and primaries to choose candidates for the governor
of Lombardy".
"The North comes first. The League comes first," Maroni
wrote.
Formigoni said he would begin procedures for an early
election immediately if the Northern League confirmed its
withdrawal of support.

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