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MNI: Italy's Right-Wing Coalition Arguing Over Jobs- Officials

Italy's likely next PM Giorgia Meloni wants to stop her allies in the eurosceptic League from starting fights with Brussels.

Italy’s two largest right-wing parties are already locked in a tussle over ministerial appointments in what polls indicate is almost certain to be their shared government after Sunday’s elections, with likely future prime minister Giorgia Meloni trying to keep the nationalist League out of positions which could cause trouble with the European Union, senior officials at the parties involved told MNI.

While Meloni’s hard-right Brothers of Italy is heading to finish first in the vote, its lack of experience in government means it is open to non-partisan appointments in some key posts such as the finance ministry, said a senior party official, though he added “Not too many independents, because then what is the point of being in the government?”

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Italy’s two largest right-wing parties are already locked in a tussle over ministerial appointments in what polls indicate is almost certain to be their shared government after Sunday’s elections, with likely future prime minister Giorgia Meloni trying to keep the nationalist League out of positions which could cause trouble with the European Union, senior officials at the parties involved told MNI.

While Meloni’s hard-right Brothers of Italy is heading to finish first in the vote, its lack of experience in government means it is open to non-partisan appointments in some key posts such as the finance ministry, said a senior party official, though he added “Not too many independents, because then what is the point of being in the government?”

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