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Matteo Salvini's campaign focused on anti-immigrant and anti-EU rhetoric (Photo: europarl.europa.eu)

Salvini down, but not out in Italy regional poll

For Matteo Salvini, this weekend's regional elections in Emilia Romagna and Calabria were meant to be a crucial step in his comeback at national level.

"First we'll send them home on Sunday and then we'll give the government ... an eviction notice", the far-right political leader wrote on Sunday (27 January), violating campaign silence rules.

But the outcome was disappointing for the secretary of the League party and former Italian interior minister.

Although Salvini and h...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Matteo Salvini's campaign focused on anti-immigrant and anti-EU rhetoric (Photo: europarl.europa.eu)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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