Thursday, December 1

Luigi di Maio leaves the 5 Star Movement and causes its split

The Italian Foreign Minister, Luigi di Maio, announced on Tuesday that he is leaving the 5-Star Movement (M5S) after several disagreements with its leader and former Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, such as sending weapons to Ukraine, thus forcing the split of the party because several dozen parliamentarians are willing to follow him.

After a day of tensions, Di Maio, who was at the head of the M5S from its birth in 2009 to 2021, has summoned the media in a hotel in Rome to announce that he and several colleagues, without saying the number, were leaving his party and They started a new path.

The tensions between Di Maio and the party leadership, in particular with Conte, have been going on for a long time and have various reasons, but the main one that seems to have forced the rupture is the opposition of the latter and a part of the M5S to sending more weapons to Ukraine without at least parliamentary approval.