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Matteo Salvini's coronavirus slump

1 month ago   |   By Politico

ROME - A year ago, Matteo Salvini seemed invincible .
Fans queued round the corner for selfies with the then-interior minister. His far-right League was by far the country's most popular political force.
But with Italians looking for a more solemn leadership style during the coronavirus crisis, Salvini's populist playbook has fallen flat , exposing his vulnerabilities.
Unable to focus the national debate on immigration and denied political rallies and other opportunities to press the flesh, Salvini has slumped in the polls.
His attempts at political stunts - occupying parliament in protest...
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