Leftist Jews: Israel is Jewish Ethnostate

The far left Jewish lobby has finally admitted in public that Israel is nothing more than a Jewish ethnostate which has racially-based laws built on Jewish Supremacism, and Israel-supporting Jews who oppose what they call “white racism” in Europe and America are self-serving hypocrites.

The admission was made in a recent article on Mondoweiss, the “progressive Jewish” journal created by former New York Observer journalist Philip Weiss—who once described himself as a “traitor to the tribe.”

In an article titled “Deborah Lipstadt’s double standard on white nationalism and Jewish nationalism,” Weiss pointed out that recent public pronouncements about “white supremacists” and Donald Trump by Lipstadt—the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University—were blatantly hypocritical because she supports Israel, which has racially-based laws and institutions which she claims to oppose.

Weiss said that Lipstadt had said on radio that the “so-called alt-right” was nothing but a euphemism for white nationalism, which is itself a euphemism for white supremacy; and “the media should cut through the pretense and say ‘white supremacism.’”

“To properly understand the danger, we should call them by what they really are, white supremacists,” Lipstadt said.

Weiss went on to point to an article written by Lipstadt in the Jewish Forward journal that attacked Jewish groups for not “slamming” what she called “anti-Semitism on the Left” and which stated that anti-Semitism was the same thing as anti-Zionism.

Lipstadt went on to write that “anti-Semitism from the left” included developments such as Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party in the United Kingdom, and incidents on college campuses across America, things which she described as “dangerous.”

As Weiss pointed out, Lipstadt is “advocating a double standard. If she is going to criticize white nationalism as a white supremacist ideology, then what about Jewish nationalism?”

The Mondoweiss author pointed out that “Palestinians routinely describe the Zionist regime in Israel Palestine as Jewish supremacy; and there is plenty of evidence to support the victims’ view of the matter.”

Weiss then used an old illustration of a Jewess and a Palestinian demonstrating Israel’s racially-based immigration laws: “As the illustration above makes plain, any Jew can move to Israel tomorrow; but a Palestinian who was born there and made a refugee by the Jewish state is not allowed to return to his or her own village.”

In addition, Weiss admitted, “many laws in Israel discriminate against Palestinians in favor of Jews, including many involving land ownership and zoning that are reminiscent of the Jim Crow South. And if you are a Palestinian living in the occupied West Bank, you can’t vote for the government that rules your life; but a Jewish settler living alongside you in an illegal colony can vote. That would seem to be the definition of supremacy.”

Thus, Weiss, concluded, “Lipstadt is slamming white nationalism while extolling Jewish nationalism. The left is consistent in condemning both.”

Weiss, who in 2007 described himself in an article in the American Conservative as a “traitor to the tribe” for daring to write about Israel from a “progressive” point of view, has, of course, deliberately confused what he describes as “white supremacism” and “Jewish supremacism.”

Almost no one Weiss and other far-leftists would call “white supremacists” want to rule over anybody else, and a far more accurate definition of them would be “white separatists.”

It is also doubtful that many Zionist Jews in Israel want to rule directly over the Palestinians—most would probably want to see only Jews living in Israel—and even on that level, Weiss and his fellow leftists have erred ideologically.

Nonetheless, when these errors in terminology are stripped away, the core of his argument remains valid: namely that the Zionist demand for a Jewish ethnostate to preserve Jewish identity is indeed the same as that made by Europeans who seek European ethnostates to preserve their identity.

For Jews such as Lipstadt to condemn what they call “white supremacists” while endorsing Israel, is, therefore, as Weiss correctly admits, extremely hypocritical.

Avoiding America’s Demographic Destiny

Given current racial demographic predictions, whites in America will go into an absolute decline within 14 years, and slip into minority status only a few years after that—unless Third World immigration is halted, and reversed—and whites start having children.

New data shows that 17 states had more white deaths than births in 2014—the highest such decrease in U.S. history. In 2004, this decrease occurred in just four states.

A study by demographers Rogelio Saenz and Kenneth Johnson from the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy (White Deaths Exceed Births in One-Third of U.S. States) pointed out that several of the states experiencing “white natural decrease” (more deaths than births) are among the nation’s most populous and urbanized.

The 17 states, home to 121 million residents or roughly 38 percent of the U.S. population, had more deaths than births among non-Hispanic whites (hereafter referred to as whites) in 2014.

In twelve of the seventeen states with white natural decreases, the white population diminished overall between 2013 and 2014.

In addition, the rising number of older adults, the falling number of women of childbearing age, and lower fertility rates increase the likelihood of white natural decrease, the paper added.

“Our analysis of the demographic factors that cause white natural decrease suggests that the pace is likely to pick up in the future,” the researchers wrote.

“More widespread natural decrease results from declining fertility due to the “banking crisis recession,” and the aging of the large baby boom generation born between 1946 and 1964.

“This senior population is projected to expand from nearly 15 percent of the total population in 2015 to nearly 24 percent in 2060. Much of this aging baby boom population is white, and so white mortality is growing,” the demographers wrote.

“Together, growing white mortality and the diminishing number of white births increase the likelihood of more white natural decrease.

“In contrast, births exceed deaths by a considerable margin among the younger Latino population, and the combination of these very different demographic trends is increasing the diversity of the U.S. population.”

In total, the white population in the United States has decreased from 79.6 percent in 1980 to 61.9 percent in 2014, the study pointed out.

The percentage of Latinos rose from 6.4 percent to 17.3 percent over the same time, while both the black and Asian populations have also gone up, the study found.

Nationally, the number of whites born in 2014 is only slightly higher, 2.15 million, than the number of whites who died, 2.06 million. A decade ago, white births outpaced deaths by nearly 400,000 each year. The ratio of white births to deaths fell 79 percent between 1999 and 2014.

Today, the median age of a white American is 43, four years higher than it was in 2000. The number of white Americans over the age of 65 has jumped from 15 percent to 18 percent of the overall white population.

By contrast, the average Latino is just 28 years old. Latino birth rates exceeded death rates in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the researchers found.

Nationally, the number of white Americans is expected to begin declining in absolute numbers between 2030 and 2040, according to projections from the U.S. Census Bureau. By 2050, whites are expected to make up less than half the U.S. population.

There are now more nonwhite babies than white babies being born in America and more nonwhite children than white children attending public schools.

Although the white fertility rate has remained the same since 1989, the number of white mothers is declining. However, most Hispanics and blacks are under the age of 27, and therefore more likely to have babies.

Can this demographic destiny be avoided? The short answer is yes—but it requires a shift in political will at the highest levels.

Preventing America from becoming another Latin American Second World nation will require four far-reaching policy decisions:

Firstly, all illegal immigration must be halted.

Secondly, legal immigration routes—which have proven to be as racially-damaging as illegal immigration—must be closed and reset to allow immigration from European-origin nations only.

This can be done by simply increasing the requirements for entry, such as skills, ability to contribute to society, and so on.

Thirdly, the issue of already resident Third World immigrants inside America needs to be addressed by a program of repatriation.

This is possibly the most politically difficult part of any policy program, but without it, the demographic overrunning of America by the Third World is inevitable, no matter what other steps are instituted. This means that there are already sufficient numbers of Third Worlders present in America to overrun the white population—merely due to their more prolific reproduction rates.

This critical demographic truth must be dealt with, no matter how strenuous the consequences might be. White Americans will either address this issue, or they will be overwhelmed.

Finally, the societal order—economic and social—needs to be reset to encourage normal family units and motherhood.

This requires firstly a dramatic reform of the economy to bring living expenses in line once again, free from the ravages of unrestrained capitalism so that it will once again be possible to have single income households. This will allow women to stay at home if they want, which will inevitably increase the natural birthrate.

In addition, a social program to repudiate all the mental illnesses that have been promoted as “normal” for the past few decades—such as homosexuality, “transgenderism,” male-hating variants of “feminism,” and “same-sex marriage” must be implemented.

The promotion of these deviancies has been encouraged and promoted by the controlled media, and requires urgent countermeasures.

It might well be asked if any of these policy programs are even politically feasible, given the current political climate.

Fortunately, this question will be answered shortly.

The Trump presidency offers a window whereby America can rescue itself—but no one yet knows if even that administration has the political foresight and willpower to take the steps necessary to make America great again.

5 Ways How Anti-Whites Always Contradict Themselves

That the people who prefer to call themselves “anti-racist” are in fact anti-white is something that we have highlighted before. After all, it is just one of the many contradictions in the anti-white mindset.

However, there many more contradictions that we have not yet discussed in depth, and we wanted to explore more about their values and statements to see if they actually live up to what they claim and supposedly believe in or not. Below we have listed some of their common sayings and belief systems (in no particular order) and these are contradictions that they do not seem to be aware of themselves.

“Anti-racists are against hate and discrimination”

We often hear today that there is a problem with “racist rightwing groups” and that we need to combat such groups. Their claim is that such groups hate immigrants because they feel threatened by them for being different.  We also hear that non-whites more often than not are victims of discrimination due to their foreign ethnicity.

Although they say it is bad to associate an ethnic group with a negative characteristic, they themselves have no problem to associate whites with racism (like how Swedish journalists and politicians tend to brand the whole Danish population of being racist just for having/wanting a stricter immigration policy).

By doing so they are judging and generalizing an entire group/race of people.

When they talk about “racist groups” they are generalizing and judging people they do not know and have never met, which is the exact same thing they accuse “racists” for doing. They are not tolerant and they are not interested in understanding people with a different viewpoint.

They say they are against hate, but this group are the ones that advocate hate and discrimination most of all. It just does not seem to count in their eyes since it is directed to white people.

They are the ones that want to enforce discrimination laws and call it nice things, such as “affirmative action”, that says non-whites must be hired wherever there are too many white people solely because they are not white.

They are the ones that display the most hate whenever they talk how we should “combat racism”, i.e. people who do not agree that our people should become a minority in our homelands.

An example of this is a fairly recent spectacle in Sweden where the secretary-general of The Swedish Bar Association Cecilia Hagen posted in one of the biggest newspapers in the country that she wanted to literally exterminate “human brown rats” with poison, meaning of course people who do not agree with the current immigration open border policy (in a nutshell, whites are the oppressors and we need to help non-whites to even the playfield).

They say they are against hate, but all they do is hate people who oppose their policies.

“Anti-racists” are not against hate, they are for hate against us whites.

“Anti-racists LOVE diversity”

This is something that they have bombarded with for many decades. All hail diversity, we must have diversity. We find this really ironic. The people who claim they love diversity are actually the people who show with their actions that they love diversity the least.

We already had diversity in the world, with different peoples and cultures all over the world. Travelling actually meant experiencing new cultures and people. Now, every Western country is made indistinguishable with open borders and degenerated “McDonald’s cultures”. We are expected to consume the same things, we are told that we are “all the same” and that we have nothing unique worthwhile to begin with. We are all “multicultural societies”, i.e. rootless consumption societies.

“Diversity” is not want they want, what they want is to mix everybody in a melting pot in all white countries.

“Anti-racists do not care about skin color”

Perhaps the biggest joke/contradiction of them all.

People who call themselves “anti-racist” (i.e. anti whites) like to say that gender and skin color don’t matter but in reality they are just contradicting themselves as usual.

Let’s put aside the obvious irony about enforcing affirmative actions laws where there are too many whites (you never hear schools, neighborhoods or workplaces being “too black” or “too asian”), here is a blunt question that no one seems to highlight or be able to answer:

If skin color does not matter, then why is racial diversity (in all and only white countries) so important?

And why does it have to be enforced?

“Anti-racists just want to help people”

This is something that I will never buy. Granted, I do believe that many ordinary people who happen to have an anti white mindset have the intention of helping others, after all they have been persuaded to believe what they are doing and supporting is something good.

However, there are in fact many ways to help people without having open borders and bringing everybody here at our expense (until we become a minority in our own countries).

We COULD, for example, help people in the Third World rebuild their own countries by providing them with education and aid where it would be most needed. Not to say it is our responsibility, just making a point that there are many ways we could help other peoples that would not lead to us becoming a minority in our own countries. But that is all they are interested in. After all, they are anti white for a reason. And in the anti white mindset up is down and West is East.

Besides, they are not helping anybody, neither us or Third Worlders, by bringing their best and brightest.

“Anti-racists claim that no one should be judged based on your race”

White guilt – nuff said.

 

There are so many contradictions in the anti-white mindset it is so hard to pick the ones to highlight.

In the end, anti-whites are always the opposite of what they claim to be.

SHOCK VIDEO: MIGRANTS KICK GERMAN GIRL DOWN STAIRS IN BERLIN SUBWAY

The best sons of the Arab nation stayed to defend their land and are heroically fighting for it against rabble from around the world. And that small part of ragtag, which any nation has, fled to Europe or joined to the ranks of the ISIS. That is why we can see such an outrage, especially in European cities.

The Internet has been shocked by a video, recorded by security cameras in the Berlin subway, showing brutal and senseless attack of a group of migrants on a German girl. A migrant brutally attacked the young girl, pitting her down the stairs with a strongest kick in the back, after which the victim flew over half of the stairs and hit her head.

As the video shows, a man, holding a cigarette in one hand and a bottle in another one, came up behind the girl, going down the stairs, and gave her a powerful kick in the back. The victim flew several meters and fell to the lower platform.

The attacker and his buddies left the scene, picking up the fallen bottle off the floor. They even do not have a thought to help the girl. The victim received initial care from subway passengers.

According to unconfirmed information, the attack was made by a member of the ‘Afghan movement’.

As the Bild newspaper reported, citing the Berlin police, there were not any quarrels or squabbles between the migrants and the 26-year-old girl before the incident. The Berlin police qualified the incident as a grievous bodily harm and reported that the young girl was hospitalized.

Over 40% of UK Muslims support “aspects” of sharia law

Over 40% of UK Muslims support “aspects” of sharia lawPolicy Exchange survey, described as the largest study of Muslim opinion in the UK ever undertaken, has found widespread belief in conspiracy theories and significant support for sharia law.

The Policy Exchange study found that unsurprisingly “British Muslims as a whole represent an unquestionably more religious section of the wider UK community” and that “Faith clearly plays a more central role in the lives of British Muslims”.

Muslims hold concerns on the NHS and the economy (among other political issues) that are normal among the rest of the population, but as other polls have shown, on specific issues there are marked differences between British Muslims and the general public.

“There are relatively large levels of support among British Muslims for the implementation of elements of Sharia law,” Policy Exchange said.

43% said they supported “the introduction of Sharia Law” and just 22% were opposed. 16% of British Muslims “strongly support” the “introduction of aspects of Sharia law into Britain”.

35% of 18-24 year olds expressed support for “aspects” of sharia and nearly half of the over-55s supported some “provisions” of sharia.

The report noted that other polls conducted in the past had found younger Muslims were more likely to support sharia, but Policy Exchange suggested that sharia might have “diminished appeal” “in an age in which this concept has become associated with, and tarnished by, ISIS.”

49% of respondents in London favoured “Sharia provisions.”

Just over half of British Muslims said they wanted to “fully integrate” (53%), and 37% said they wanted to integrate “on most things” with what Policy Exchange described as “separation in some areas, such as schooling and laws.” 6% sought a “separate Islamic life as far as possible” and 1% wanted a “‘fully separate Islamic area in Britain, subject to Sharia Law and government”.

59% of young Muslims wanted full integration, suggesting some progress has been made, and the Policy Exchange report noted that this result suggested “that support for integration will increase as time goes by”.

Unsurprisingly, “More religiously devout and observant respondents were relatively less likely to call for full integration”.

However, there were significant regional variations, and in Yorkshire and the Humber just 28% were in favour of “full integration”.

40% supported gender segregated education and 41% opposed, but 44% “supported the idea that schools should be able to insist on the hijab or niqab”.

Support for gender segregation decreased among younger Muslims, but 1-in-4 of 18-24 year old Muslims supported segregation by gender.

53% said they “preferred to send their children to schools with strong ‘Muslim values'”, compared to just 20% of the general public who preferred a school with “strong religious values”.

Respondents emphasised the quality of education, Policy Exchange said, but the British Muslim conception of what “good education” meant differed from that of the general public.

15% said art and music should not be taught at school, and Muslims who lived in areas where Muslims “made up over 50″ of the local population” were more likely to oppose the teaching of art and music.

The report also said that anti-Muslim attacks “have become an ingrained part of the mental landscape of many Muslims, and appear to confirm the threat posed by racism” despite the fact that “such episodes remain relatively rare and unusual”.

Muslims “tended to say that they themselves had not experienced racism or Islamophobia” but had stories they could “point” to, often revolving around family members.

“Without in any way wishing to deny the reality of racist and Islamophobic attacks, it is striking how, to many people, these are a mediated phenomenon,” the authors noted.

There was a “pervasive sense of unease,” according to focus groups, though some participants “were willing to reflect critically about the extent to which an over-developed sense of victimhood might fuel paranoia,” the report said.

“Arguably, this is a product of a culture infused with an abstract sense of grievance, at least as much as it as a response to tangible, empirical realities.”

91% said they are “entirely free to practice their religion in Britain.”

This paranoia also translated into belief in conspiracy theories, and the more educated Muslims were the more likely they were to believe in conspiracy theories.

52% of Muslims said they “did not know” who was responsible for the 9/11 attacks. 31% said the “American Government”, 7% said “Jews”, and just 4% said al-Qaeda. One participant in a focus group said, “There was no Jews that were in that day.”

By contrast 71% of the general public say al-Qaeda was responsible, with 1% blaming “the Jews”.

Invader Rape Rampage Unabated

Four recent brutal sex attacks by fake refugees in Europe—three in Germany, and one in Sweden—have again drawn attention to the ongoing invader rape plague which the nonwhite invasion has created.

The attacks—on a 19-year-old German girl, two Chinese students, and the gang rape of a 14-year-old boy—have been deliberately downplayed by the controlled media.

Police in Bochum, western Germany, hold a press conference with a display of wanted invader rapist posters.

The attack and murder of Maria Ladenburger in the German city of Freiburg, was the only small exception to this censorship, because the victim’s father, Dr. Clemens Ladenburger, is a well-known pro-invasion activist who works with the European Union’s legal directorate.

She was on her way back from a party in the Black Forest city of Freiburg when she was attacked on the edge of a cycle path behind Schwarzwald station. Raped and drowned, Maria’s body was later found in the River Dreisam. Her black scarf was later recovered from the scene along with a bike found parked in the middle of the path.

A strand of what police called “partially-dyed blonde hair” led police to the invader, who was arrested on December 2, according to Freiburg prosecutor Dieter Inhofer. The Afghan invader confessed following his arrest, and he will go on trial early in 2017.

Maria Ladenburger had earlier volunteered to work at a “refugee home” in her spare time, but it is still unknown whether she knew her attacker.

The rapist-murderer arrived in Germany in 2015 pretending to be an “unaccompanied minor refugee,” and was taken in by a local liberal German family in Freiburg.

The police in the city also confirmed that they are investigating his links to the rape and murder of another German girl in the area who was attacked while jogging in Ending, near Freiburg.

News of the Afghan invader’s arrest triggered a large amount of reaction on social media, with thousands of people sharing a “thank you” meme to German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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In the other cases, police in Bochum, western Germany, announced the arrest of a 31-year-old Iraqi invader for sex attacks on Chinese students near the town’s university.

The Iraqi, who came to Germany pretending to be a refugee in 2015, was living with his wife and two children near the scene of the two attacks, state prosecutors said.

Police have charged the invader with attempted murder, rape, and aggravated assault.

That case also highlighted the fact that German police are forbidden to use DNA evidence found at crime scenes to issue racial profiles of suspects in order to narrow down searches.

After the Bochum case, German Justice Minister Heiko Maas has now said that he was “open to further discussion about such use of DNA.”

The anti-invasion Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) blamed the crime on the “uncontrolled influx of foreigners,” while the head of a police union warned of the “dangers that always go along with massive immigration.”

AfD co-chairman Jörg Meuthen, said: “We are shocked by this crime and at the same time we see that our warnings about the uncontrolled arrival of hundreds of thousands of young men from Islamic-patriarchal cultures are written off as populist.”

The chairman of the DPoIG police union, Rainer Wendt, said the killing could have been prevented. “We wouldn’t have this victim, and so many others, if our country had been better prepared for the dangers that always go along with massive immigration,” he was quoted as saying.

The other attack—which has generated far less controlled media attention, took place in the Swedish city of Uppsala.

In that attack, five Afghan invaders, all claiming to be “unaccompanied minor refugees,” gang-raped a fellow Afghan “child” invader at knifepoint.

The victim went to police to report the hour-long ordeal, parts of which were filmed and posted on social media by the attackers, who are said to have known him.

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The victim was also punched, kicked, bitten, and spat on as well as being raped.

The five attackers all claim to be 16- or 17-years old, and all arrived in Sweden as “unaccompanied minors,” as did their victim, last year, prosecutor Johan Stromback was quoted as saying.

If convicted the five accused will be sentenced to juvenile detention, after which they would be deported and barred from returning to the country. They will appear at Uppsala District Court.

Homosexual attacks of that sort are common in Afghanistan, where the practice known as “bacha baazi,” or “dancing boys,” is routine.

Bacha baazi consists of the mass sexual assault of young boys who are trained to dance in female clothes.

An October 2013 article in Foreign Policy magazine said bacha baazi “has grown more rampant since 2001” when the Taliban was ousted.

The article referred to a 2009 Human Terrain Team report titled, “Pashtun Sexuality,” which said bacha baazi is not considered “un-Islamic or homosexual at all” according to Pashtun social norms.

The report noted that “one of the country’s favorite sayings is ‘women are for children, boys are for pleasure.’”

There is, of course, no justification for any Afghans to claim to be refugees in Europe, as they are being deported back to that country with the active aid of the United Nations, as reported earlier.

It’s official: Renzi resigns as Italy awaits new government

It's official: Renzi resigns as Italy awaits new government

Matteo Renzi bowed out as Italian prime minister on Wednesday with a combination of jokes, regrets and a strong hint that he wants to lead his party into an early election battle.

Forced to quit after a crushing referendum defeat, Renzi formally submitted his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday evening.

The presidential palace said political consultations on forming a caretaker government would begin on Thursday at 6pm..

Before handing back the keys to his Palazzo Chigi residence, the 41-year-old chaired a meeting of the executive of his Democratic Party (PD).

“We are not afraid of anything or anybody, if other parties want to go to the polls …. the PD is not afraid of democracy or elections,” Renzi said, in reference to opposition clamour for a nationwide vote due in early 2018 to be brought forward by up to a year.

Ironically, Renzi’s rule came to an end with his government winning a vote of confidence in the Senate, the parliamentary chamber he tried to emasculate with a referendum in which he suffered a crushing defeat on Sunday.

The confidence vote curtailed prolonged discussion on the approval of Italy’s 2017 budget — an unfinished task which had prompted Mattarella to ask Renzi to delay his departure for a few days.

“Budget law approved. Formal resignation at 1900. Thanks to everyone and viva l’Italia!” (“long live Italy!”) he tweeted. This being Italy, 7pm came and went, and Renzi had still not resigned.

Better luck at PlayStation

After the talks at his party headquarters, Renzi said he assumed full responsibility for the referendum but gave no indication he was considering stepping down from the PD leadership.

He said he would be spending Thursday, a public holiday, celebrating his grandmother’s 86th birthday. “We have to thank the elderly,” he said in a reference to pensioners supporting him in the referendum debate.

“And hopefully tomorrow I will have more luck in the Playstation battle with my sons than I have had here,” he added.

Renzi’s speech sounded at times like the launch of an election campaign, with the former Florence mayor boasting of how he had left Italy with “fewer taxes and more rights” and pointedly playing up his leadership in the aftermath of a series of devastating earthquakes between August and October.

The fallout from the referendum remains unclear however with the PD beset by internal divisions that were painfully exposed by the vote.

As secretary general, Renzi controls the party apparatus, which he used to stage the coup that deposed his predecessor Enrico Letta in February 2014.

The opposition meanwhile insists the referendum was a vote of no confidence in the centre-left coalition.

“Either we have immediate elections or we take to the streets,” Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right Northern League, warned Wednesday.

“We cannot make a mockery of the 32 million people who voted on Sunday.”

Polls taken before the referendum suggested that the PD remains well-placed to emerge from an election with the largest share of the vote, despite the upward trend in backing for the populist Five Star Movement.

Recipe for paralysis

Led by comedian Beppe Grillo, Five Star is skilled at pitching an eclectic message to all shades of opinion — from libertarian leftists and ultra-environmentalists to anti-euro and anti-immigration eurosceptics.

The last year has seen the movement emerge decisively as Italy’s biggest opposition force, largely at the expense of 80-year-old former PM Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia, with around 30 percent of voters likely to back it.

Backing for the Northern League has been largely stable at around 15 percent of voter intentions, and Five Star’s hopes of power are seen as being restricted by its reluctance to countenance alliances with other parties.

The major obstacle to holding an election in two months’ time is that parliament must first revise the rules by which it will be held.

As things stand, two different electoral laws apply to the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, which hold equal powers under the “perfect bicameral” principle upheld by the referendum.

A new system for the Chamber of Deputies, under which the party getting the most votes would be guaranteed a majority of the seats, was approved earlier this year. But all the parties had agreed to revise it before the referendum.

The Senate meanwhile is elected by a proportional system unlikely to give any one party or coalition a majority. Elections under two different systems would be a recipe for political paralysis, most observers agree.

Crucially, reports say Mattarella shares that view.