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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Bossi Warns Voters

The leader of the federalist Northern League, Umberto Bossi, said Friday that the rich north would secede from Italy if his movement failed to win in next month's national elections.

Bossi has capitalized on the outrage of northern taxpayers by attacking corruption and misgovernment in Rome to make the movement the largest party in the affluent north.

The National Alliance is running against the League and Forza Italia in northern Italy but in the center and south, where nostalgia for Fascist-style strong rule is most prevalent, it is fielding candidates with Forza Italia.