The M5S wants to keep, among other things, the security laws promoted by Matteo Salvini, especially the one on immigration. This does not please the Democratic Party, with which the 5-star movement has just concluded an agreement to run the country.
Luigi Di Maio notably rejected a modification of the "safety decrees" on immigration, promulgated by the outgoing Minister of the Interior and his former ally, the leader of the sovereignists Matteo Salvini. "The problem of immigration is serious, concrete and it must be confronted with competence in the respect of the sensitivities expressed by the public opinion", he said, aware that much of the M5S approves the security curing promoted by Matteo Salvini during the fourteen-month M5S-League alliance.
One of the leaders of the Democratic Party (PD), Graziano Delrio, described as"unacceptable Di Maio ultimatums" appointed head of government Giuseppe Conte, recalling that the Social Democrats "committed themselves to loyally support the efforts" to form a government. Previously, the boss of the PD, Nicola Zingaretti, had listed with Giuseppe Conte the "main novelties" of a joint M5S-PD program: lower taxes for means and low wages "to stimulate consumption", a plan for employment, promoting the digital economy and the possibility of "make free the training of children from modest families from nursery to university".
Giuseppe Conte, appointed Thursday by President Sergio Mattarella to try to form an M5S-PD government, consulted for two days the different political forces. He is expected to present the government's composition to President Sergio Mattarella by next Tuesday or Wednesday before taking an oath. In addition to the distribution of ministerial portfolios, several unknowns remain including the award of the post of Deputy Prime Minister, which Luigi Di Maio would like to keep. According to political scientists, very weakened, "he is fighting for his survival". The strategic positions of the Economy and the Interior are also at the heart of the discussions.
The M5S also wants to submit the coalition agreement to vote activists on its participatory platform "Rousseau". This online consultation of 100,000 subscribers will take place in the coming days. The leader of the League (far right) Matteo Salvini had declined the invitation of Giuseppe Conte and sent simple representatives. For the coming months, the battle plan of Matteo Salvini is clear: go out into the countryside to bring down the government and get elections. "In a few months, a year or two of opposition, we will come back", he promised, announcing all-out mobilizations of which one "Italian pride day"on October 19 in Rome.