In Rome, the vote of no confidence against Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini was rejected during a session in the Chamber of Deputies. Salvini, who is also the leader of the right-wing populist Lega party, received significant support from a coalition of three center-right parties. With 209 MPs voting against the proposal, Salvini remained in his role as transport minister and deputy head of government under Prime Minister Giorgio Meloni.

Salvini gained notoriety in Germany for his strict measures against refugees and rescue organizations during his tenure as interior minister. His recent statements regarding Russia have drawn criticism at home, with some interpreting them as close ties to Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin. However, prior to the no-confidence vote, Lega distanced itself from its 2017 agreement with Russia’s United Russia party. Additionally, criticism against Salvini emerged within Lega itself, adding pressure to his leadership.

The upcoming European elections in June are viewed as critical for Lega’s future performance and Salvini’s leadership potential. The party currently holds less than ten percent of the polls but has outperformed Meloni’s Fratelli d’Italia party in previous elections. In the 2019 European elections, Lega secured over 34 percent of the vote. If Lega fails to deliver on its promises ahead of these elections, it could potentially put Salvini’s leadership at risk and jeopardize his future within Italian politics.

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