Central to Populist demand for a mandate from Mr Mattarella is their claim that they never wanted to leave the euro. "If markets are worried that Italy will leave the euro, then because someone spreads the rumor that this government wants to leave the euro, but it has never been our will," Mr Di Maio said yesterday evening.
But the Internet is There are numerous examples of Mr. Di Maio, the founder of his party, Beppe Grillo, and other top five-star officials who either demand a referendum on the euro or leave the currency smooth.
In a video, a dejected young Italian looks sadly out of the euro in his hand and throws it into a well. He then imagines the total purchasing power that he would have with a 1
Mr. Salvini said this week that neither he nor his election to the finance minister wanted to leave the euro. But in previous interviews, Mr Salvini made it clear that he wanted to keep Italy out of the euro and even failed to exclude leaving the European Union.
In an interview with The Times, Salvini said in 2016, "Leave the Euro?" Of course, tomorrow morning, once monetary sovereignty is restored, one can make one final attempt at all treaties, Maastricht, Schengen, Dublin and Lisbon "renegotiate." These treaties are the lifeblood of the European Union.
Amidst a remarkably liquid and high stakes situation, Italian analysts looked at a variety of results. Everything seemed possible for the moment, and if Mr. Mattarella decided that the country should go to new elections, either this summer or early autumn, it was not clear what the covenants would be.
When Five Star and the League entered all-new elections and pledged not to abandon the still relatively popular euro in Italy, they were almost guaranteed a landslide victory.