Bossi had called nationalism “capable of destroying the party”, but Salvini replied thus: “The numbers say the exact opposite, that is that we have never been so strong in the northern regions and with great pride I say that we are decisive and present in all southern regions. The vote of Calabria last week testifies to this. We want to uniteif anyone wants to divide, it is not the moment nor the movement. “In short, Salvini proves once again that he has sent the old and dear Bossi to the attic for some time. And he also sends back to the sender any possible insinuation on his leadership: “It is not in question, a party that has 33% of the votes and the affection of millions of Italians I think responds with the facts”.