Italians looking for a new party. Politics needs the white truffle

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The white truffle is finished. What do you do? What if the fresh clams are finished and you have guests for dinner? Or what if Parma ham is missing? Questions that have a lot to do with Italian politics in recent years.

Questions that have a lot to do especially with the latest Swg survey. Do you need a new party? The surprising answer: “Yes, thank you”. Yes, it seems that many Italians, if on the one hand they give total trust to Mario Draghi, on the other hand they feel very little represented by the current political parties. Enough to hope for something new.

Not a crisis of politics, therefore, but a crisis of the political class. The Italians trust the political system (Draghi) but do not trust “these” politicians at all.

We come to the data of the Swg: almost half of Italians, 41%, hopes for the birth of a new party; of this 41%, 25% are prepared to vote for a party already present but are not satisfied with it, while 16% of these are undecided or abstained. Again: the request for a new party comes more from the center-right area, in particular from the moderate part.

These numbers, a real snapshot of the country’s mood, show only one thing: the crisis of politics is by no means a crisis of demand but a crisis of supply. For years, Italians have been shouting their profound dissatisfaction with a policy that they no longer consider capable of giving the answers they need. They shout it by not going to vote, they shout it by voting for anti-politics and populism. Faced with a bad offer, Italians have no other option than to choose what they are facing. They adapt to what passes the convent.

The Italians would like a policy (again according to the Swg survey) made up of serious and competent people, a policy made up of clear and concrete programs. If they don’t find it, what else can they do but scream their anger or remain in sad silence? Nothing, they can’t do anything. They would like the best but find the worst. They would like the original but they find the substitute.

Here is what the Swg poll says: the demand for good politics is there and it is always higher. But now it’s up to politics to create a better offer, a quality offer. Yes, what is missing is the white truffle. In order not to continue to be satisfied.

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