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The impending arrival of an anti-establishment, far-right government in Italy heralds even more controversy over how to deal with the flow of migrants as it raises the specter of mass expulsions. With a coalition of the anti-system Five Star Movement (M5S) and the nationalist League party poised to take power, the prospects for migrants reaching Italy after a hazardous sea crossing from Libya look even dimmer.Arrivals of migrants to Italy slowed by some 80 percent from July 2016 to July 2017 after Marco Minniti, a veteran secret services coordinator who became interior minister in December 2016, reached an accord with Tripoli to keep migrants in detention centers on Libyan soil."Crossings are today more dangerous than ever," IOM Mediterranean Region Director Federico Soda said. His organization has registered 383 dead or disappeared off Libya so far this year – 2.8 percent of known departures, up from 2.2 percent in previous years.That would see Italy simply refuse to take in migrants picked up by European, military or humanitarian rescue vessels.
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