May 7, 2019 / 10:01 AM / 2 months ago

Salvini says Italy government to last full term, hopes with fewer rows

FILE PHOTO: Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini speaks during a joint news conference with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Budapest, Hungary May 2, 2019. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo/File Photo

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Tuesday the government will last until the end of its mandate in four years time, ruling out a collapse after this month’s European elections.

“There will be no new government put together around a table,” Salvini told reporters in Milan, adding that he hoped relations would improve between his League party and its coalition partner the 5-Star Movement.

The two parties, which formed a government in June last year, are competing for votes ahead of the European elections and clash frequently on a wide range of issues.

Reporting by Sara Rossi, writing by Gavin Jones

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