Italy’s right-wing party is celebrating a major victory in the country’s regional elections.
The League party received 57-percent of votes Tuesday, securing an overwhelming majority in local and regional legislatures this past weekend.
The party is focusing on tackling the challenges of mass-migration and the E.U’s so-called “deficit of democracy” by pushing for greater national sovereignty.
The latest electoral victory has solidified the League party’s chances to form the national government as it has become Italy’s largest party — leading the center-right coalition.
“The President has authorized Speaker Casellati to explore the possibility of electing a prime minister and forming a new government by parties that includes the right-wing League and the Five Star Movement,” stated Ugo Zampetti, Secretary General of Italian Presidency.
The League party is expected to engage in talks with the Five Star Movement, which holds a majority in the national parliament.