Deputy Premier and Transport and Infrastructure Minister Matteo Salvini insisted on Sunday that he was on the same page as his alliance partner Premier Giorgia Meloni regarding migrants.
There has been talk of him trying to take advantage of the emergency regarding migrant-boat landings in Lampedusa to win back some of the support among voters that has been transferred in recent years from his League party to Meloni’s right-wing Brothers of Italy (FdI) group.
On Sunday Meloni visited the island of Lampedusa, which has been inundated with migrant arrivals, with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, while he took part in the League’s rally at Pontida with Marine Le Pen the guest of honour.
“Today Giorgia in Lampedusa and me here are the synthesis of the same goal and of a joint destiny,” Salvini said at Pontida.
“They won’t succeed in dividing us.
“We have different cultures and different senses of party commitment, but the centre right wins when it is united”.
Source: Ansa News Agency (ANA)