(ANSA) - ROME, SEPTEMBER 26 - "In Italy we change the president of the Council almost every year, unfortunately. We need to change the rules to ensure stability. I was against Giorgio Meloni, we grew up together in politics but we are and will always be rivals. At the same time , I think it is not a danger for Italian democracy ".
This was stated by the leader of Italia viva, Matteo Renzi, commenting on the outcome of the elections in an interview with CNN, connected from Tokyo Renzi, where he will attend the funeral of former premier Abe Shinzo.
"Meloni is my rival, we will continue to fight each other, but the idea that now in Italy there is a risk of fascism is absolutely fake news - added the expremier -. He won the elections, in particular because populism has won many times in Italy. He has a majority coalition and I think he will become the new Prime Minister next month, but I don't think there is a risk for the Western alliance, for democracy, for nothing. "