Gianluigi Paragone, who recently formed the “No Europe for Italy” movement, has hinted that he can partner with the Matteo Salvini League if it helps realize “Italexit”. But he said the alliance would not sacrifice former European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi as elected president of Italy. Asked whether he would consider forming a euroceptic coalition, Mr Paragone said: “It is certain that I will not ally with those who elect or nominate Mario Draghi as President of the Republic.”
“I have a goal of reaching Italy out of the European Union,” he added.
“If I have to work with Marilyn Manson to achieve this goal, I will join her.”
The Italian senator, who was expelled from the ruling Five Star Movement, has taken inspiration from Nigel Farage to help bring his country out of the European Union and the eurozone.
The leader of the Brexit Party openly supports the “No Europe for Italy” campaign on social media.
Preliminary studies show that the new movement is still behind the main parties in the poll.
But Paragone believes he has created space to foster anti-Brussels sentiment throughout Italy, after the League and Five Star canceled their promises to leave the block.
He said: “That means that we will let the Italians decide.
“I brought a political offer that didn’t exist before and now exists. This is a party that is openly anti-EU and anti-Brussels. “
Mr Paragone denounced the slow response of Brussels to help Italy due to the worst coronavirus pandemic.
He added: “Italy is a great country and always proves it. Although quarrelsome and flawed, it is one of the largest countries in the world.
“Now I am not interested in surveys and percentages. We must wait for the election. From then on, Europe will become my biggest ally because it will treat Italians badly. “
Additional reporting by Maria Ortega
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