One Playstation, two Mattei and Renzi’s triple game

«Hi Matteo, come, let’s go». It’s 12 noon on Thursday 13 January, a cold sunny day in Rome, Matteo Renzi descends the stairs of the Protomoteca del Campidoglio, runs backwards along the people in line to greet the president of the European Parliament for the last time David Sassoli and while three quarters of the people look at him badly (the wound, among the dem voters, is still very open ) spreads his blue coat in a disarming smile to greet the deputy of the Democratic Party Matteo Orfini: «Hi, Matteo». He puts his arm over his shoulders and, just before the secretary Enrico Letta arrives to lead the party delegation in farewell to Sassoli, accompanies him away as if in a carriage, with a listless and sad queer of the mild-mannered Graziano Delrio who once, when it was Gianni Letta, he even called Renzi «Mosè». Quirinalizia diplomacy set around mourning: after all, even Gianni Letta, the real one, took the opportunity for his statement to the microphones, the first of the millennium.

Thus, as in a powerful space-time leap, in Quirinale function the couple has recomposed: we have returned to the times of the Playstation. When the two Mattei were both from the Democratic Party: Matteo Renzi, secretary (and premier), and Matteo Orfini, president. Seven years have passed since in May 2015 they took photos on Twitter playing Pro evolution soccer in the headquarters of the Democratic Party: the expectation of the results of the Regional elections immediately became, in that image, the sign of the alliance of young people post-communists with the then Rottamattore. Syntonies ready to act again, but hidden, for now not deployed and indeed not even marked on the notebooks of the chroniclers.

There are always seven years – cyclical mystic of numbers – the years of silence between Renzi and Silvio Berlusconi: “Seven years since we haven’t talked to each other”, Renzi is saying to the four winds (after having been silent for seven years) right now that he is preparing to do the yet another twist in the political history of Cav. After having brought him back into play with the Nazarene pact (2014), after having thrown him out of the majority in order to elect Sergio Mattarella (2015) by dismantling the axis with Massimo D’Alema, the senator of Rignano sull’Arno is preparing to attempt the one and the other card: raise it or politically couple it, again.

As in the most consolidated of its traditions, Matteo Renzi is in fact weaving a triple season finale for the Quirinale, for Italy alive. In the first plot, supports the election of Mario Draghi al Colle, with all the other parties, and then directly enters the new government together with the other leaders (option known as trump cards).

The second plot foresees a Renzi who allies himself with the center-right of Salvini and Meloni to support a moderate area name, such as Marcello Pera, Letizia Moratti or others, as long as “high level” as he said at Corsera, that is as long as it is not the Knight (option known as: No B.).

The third scenario where the former Scrapper works is the exact opposite: pushing in favor of Silvio Berlusconi’s candidacy, voting for him in the House shielding himself from secrecy and immediately blaming the five stars for what happened, thus splitting the current majority (option said: yes Cav). Does it seem convoluted? After all, Renzi has already practiced himself, in 2013, when he participated – certainly not as an extra – in the parlor game called “Dei 101” that crushed Romano Prodi’s candidacy at the Quirinale.


Source: L'Espresso – News, inchieste e approfondimenti Espresso by espresso.repubblica.it.

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