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Paolo Savona Might Be the ‘Sovereignist’ Candidate To Replace Juncker as EU Commission President

Oct. 9, 2018 (EIRNS)—According to Lega sources in the European Parliament, quoted by Adnkronos, Italy’s European Affairs Minister Paolo Savona could become the candidate of the European sovereignist front to become EU Commission president, if the “populists” win the European Parliament elections next April.

Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini “is now recognized as head of the alliance at European level,” said Adnkronos’ source after a meeting yesterday in Rome between Salvini and Marine Le Pen, the head of France’s Front National. “The meeting with Le Pen, who flew to Rome, is the best demonstration of it.” This is the acknowledgment that “he is now the European point of reference, as many in Brussels also recognize.” This means that “the idea is ripe to pull out a European name for a ‘sovereignist’ candidate” on the EU Commission. “The name of Paolo Savona, a current minister in the Italian yellow-green government, could be marketable if the polls determine a clear shift in a populist direction.”