05:26 GMT09 March 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Italian Deputy Prime Minister and leader of Lega party, Matteo Salvini, will hold a major rally in Milan on Saturday ahead of the approaching EU elections, set for May 23-26.

    The slogan of the rally, which will be attended by the representatives of 11 right-wing European parties, is "Italy first! Toward a Common Sense Europe."

    READ MORE: EU Polls: Salvini Consolidating Right to Reverse Centralisation of Power — Prof

    Marine Le Pen, the leader of the French National Rally, is also expected to join the rally.

    Salvini is seeking to build a pan-European bloc of populists ahead of the elections to the European Parliament, in which his party is projected to gain as many as 26 seats.

    Apart from Lega, Salvini's alliance also includes the Alternative for Germany, The Finns Party, the Danish People's Party, the French National Rally party, Austria's Freedom Party and the Conservative People's Party of Estonia.


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