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“I am very convinced that if Conte went in front of Parliament he could also be fine”. Romano Prodi, who has some experience of similar situations, is predicting a path that could lead Giuseppe Conte to remain in the saddle, in an equation that does not foresee a majority of which Italy is still a part alive. An unsolicited advice, which however goes exactly in the direction that the premier has in mind at this moment. The relationship with the Renzians is so torn that at the moment a mending is not a viable path for the Prime Minister. Who explained to his interlocutors and re-explained that he had tried and tried to reach out to Matteo Renzi, even yesterday, after coming down from the Quirinale, but that he had only received personal and unacceptable criticisms.
For this reason, the only path currently considered viable is that of a new organic group that replaces Iv’s patrol in the Senate and the Chamber. A line on which, despite the ill-concealed perplexities of the last few days, the 5-star Movement is also regrouping. Luigi Di Maio comes out in the open: “I appeal to all European manufacturers who in Parliament have the will to give Italy its opportunity for recovery and redemption. Together we can keep the way ”. Translation: we need a homogeneous group and not a collection patrol of impromptu votes, to give solidity to the new majority and to respond to the quirks of the Quirinale.
In the Democratic Party the moods are not unique. The caesura that the former secretary conducted to the end yesterday left a wound. Sources in the party explain that those responsible are not there, that the hypothesis of a vote in June today is very concrete. Together with the piece of the party that in reaction has welded itself around Conte there is another one that would immediately split the fate of the government and that of the Nazarene from the president still in office. “Today the national interest coincides with the reconstruction and relaunch of the political majority that has governed Italy since August 2019,” says the spokesman for the reformist area, the current led by Lorenzo Guerini and Luca Lotti. And he asks to “avoid rustic duels and start from the Quirinale”, in a scheme that would foresee a recomposition not necessarily around the name of Conte. “Conte and Zingaretti make believe that they want to go and vote – replies an IV manager – but in the meantime they do not show up either in the Chamber or at the Colle”.
Because time becomes a crucial factor in resolving the crisis. Given that the path chosen by the head of the government is that of parliamentarising the crisis, when will he present himself before the Chamber and Senate? “There is a crisis, two ministers have resigned and the premier does not want to go to Colle today and does not want to come to the Senate – attacks Davide Faraone, group leader of IV at Palazzo Madama – There is still a Constitution in this country or a dpcm deleted it? “. The success or failure of the “builders operation” has passed over time. Putting together in a single group those who could be center-right now without a precise location, center-right and former 5-star fugitives is not a complex operation. The pinwheel of contacts is whirling. From Palazzo they report the activism of Mario Turco, undersecretary at Palazzo Chigi, a 5-star senator with a very strong bond with Conte, but Alessandro Goracci, Conte’s chief of staff, would also be on the field to try to find a team. In the Senate they report the activism of Federico D’Incà and of the group leader Ettore Licheri, while in the Democratic Party it is Goffredo Bettini who weaves the canvas, especially with Forza Italia, minefield for the 5 stars, keeping open a communication channel with Gianni Letta.
A living parliamentarian from Italy jokes: “It was obvious that they would try, after all they have two ministries and an undersecretary to distribute, they have opened the souk”. The pressure of the center right so that the prime minister comes to report in a very short time has started. A position strongly supported also by Iv. The group leader at Palazzo Madama from which a decision was expected was interrupted and postponed in the afternoon. President Elisabetta Casellati will have to hear Conte to agree on a date, and Faraone’s position changes the usual balance of majority. The point is that the builders operation will still be complicated to set up in a week, let alone in a handful of hours. In order to allow themselves a margin of negotiation, both on the responsible side and on the one at the unlikely moment of recomposition, the majority points to the shodown not before the vote on the budget variance, foreseen in Montecitorio for 20 and that the Senate will set no before 19. Closes a 5-star senator. “If Renzi has taken away fifty parliamentarians from us, I do not rule out that Conte may find a dozen senators who, even in the center-right, do not want to hand Italy over to the sovereign right”. The game is on.
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