Italy’s coalition agreement explained

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In shaping policies, the far-right League seems to have come out ahead of the 5Stars.

  • Giada Zampano
  • Politico

ROME — The populist parties seeking to form an Italian government unveiled what they say will be the final version of their coalition agreement Friday.

Anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio speaks to the press after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of consultations of political parties to form a government, on May 14, 2018 at the Quirinale palace in Rome. - The leaders of the anti-immigrant League party and anti-establishment Five Star Movement meet the Italian president today to share details of a coalition government programme three month after general elections in Italy. (Photo by ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio speaks to the press after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of consultations of political parties to form a government, on May 14, 2018 at the Quirinale palace in Rome. – The leaders of the anti-immigrant League party and anti-establishment Five Star Movement meet the Italian president today to share details of a coalition government programme three month after general elections in Italy. (Photo by ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

The new “government contract” between the anti-establishment 5Star Movement and the far-right League backs away from some of the more explosive proposals contained in earlier drafts that have been leaked to the Italian press.

But it still contains plenty that…

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