Taking to Twitter, Salvini said: "No more servants than anyone, Italy is not a colony, we are not slaves of Germans or French, of the spread or the finance.
"At this point, with honesty, consistency and courage ever, the word must come back to you! #Primagliitaliani! I'm not quitting."
He demanded an election, saying: "If we are in a democracy, the only thing left to do is give the word back to the Italian people".
Harnessing the power of social media, Salvini livestreamed on Facebook an audience of up to 70,000 live viewers, with a video that received 1.9 million views in just a few hours.
There is another democratic revolution going on in Italy.The public have had enough of being bossed around and ruled from Brussels. Change is coming and Matteo Salvini is likely to be at the forefront of huge political change.