The Draghi government from the Cencelli textbook: much balance, few women

Massimiliano Cencelli known as “The Manual” had completely advised him against following in his footsteps: “For heaven’s sake,” warned the Christian Democrat who fifty years ago regulated the criteria for dividing the weights into an executive. Mario Draghi must not have listened to him because, with the head of state Sergio Mattarella, he drafted a government of golden balance, from the first Republic: eight technicians, all in fundamental areas, and fifteen politicians, that is, double minus one compared to non- politicians. Four ministries for the Five Stars, party with the greatest parliamentary weight, three each for Pd, Lega, Forza Italia. One in Italia Viva and one in Leu. A perfect slingbar. With significant returns and countermeasures, as we will see.

From the first Republic, it must be said, it is gender balance. Only eight out of twenty-three ministers are women, and only two will be of weight: Luciana Lamorgese, reconfirmed in the Interior, Marta Cartabia, to Justice. In addition to Cristina Messa, at the University, the other five are holders of ministries without portfolios, as befits the solid Italic tradition, which has been undermined once again. Apotheosis for the left: unable to express female names Pd and Leu, in spite of equality; ironically, the only woman, let’s say from the area, is the techno-renzian Elena Bonetti, former minister of Count two.

The apotheosis of cencellismo, however, is reached in respect of the internal balance of the various parties. Splendid from the point of view of clarity what happens in the Five Stars, which from a party of struggle and government becomes a party of ministries in its entirety, that is to say a fiefdom of Luigi Di Maio: the former M5S head to Foreign Affairs reconfirmed, with Federico D ‘Incà to relations with Parliament, Fabiana Dadone to youth policies, Stefano Patuanelli to Agriculture, all signs disappear not only of characters from the area, so to speak, rebellious, but even from the Contiana area – by Giuseppe Conte it can be said that there is no more track, by the way.

Golden balance in the Democratic Party, where there are two members of the majority, and one of the minority. Two reconfirmations: the former Daisy Dario Franceschini to Culture, the former Renziano Lorenzo Guerini to Defense. A new entry: former diessino Andrea Orlando, who after having led the Environment in the Letta government, Justice with Renzi and with Gentiloni, will now go to work, thus achieving a variety of ministerial experience that few others can boast, including to say Angelino Alfano, who was Minister of Justice with Berlusconi, and then of the Interior with Letta and Renzi, of Foreign Affairs with Gentiloni.

The Forza Italia trio could be called great returns, which is basically what a party in itself can achieve at sunset: Renato Brunetta, the man who among the Azzurri was the most staunch opponent of the last technical government, that of Mario Monti, and above all of Europe which had wanted the end of the Berlusconi Era; Mara Carfagna returns, this time to lead the South; Maria Stella Gelmini returns to the Autonomies. No surprises from the parts of the League: there is the acclaimed and transversal Giancarlo Giorgetti at Mise, the Ministry of Tourism returns with Massimo Garavaglia and Erika Stefani returns, this time to Disabilities, who was already in Count one.

On the contrary, some eloquent countermeasures stand out, mostly anti-hail. Undersecretary to the presidency of the council, that is the prime minister’s right arm, is Roberto Garofoli, the protagonist of clashes during the yellow-green government that culminated with the famous audio in which Conte’s spokesman, Rocco Casalino, furious with those who he said could not find the money for citizenship income, he explained: «A mega revenge is ready in the M5s. Throughout 2019 we will dedicate ourselves to getting rid of all these pieces of shit from the MEF ». One was precisely Garofoli, head of the cabinet of Minister Tria. The other was Daniele Franco, then general accountant of the state, today minister of the economy, a very loyal one of Draghi. Marta Cartabia arrives at Justice, a ministry to be de-contaminated after the long years in which the ministry was led by Alfonso Bonafede, the Keeper who struggled to distinguish 41 bis from 416 bis. And it does not escape Education, instead of Lucia Azzollina, goes today Patrizio Bianchi, coordinator of the task force to manage the school at the beginning of the pandemic, then resigned precisely in controversy with the minister grillina. To all this we can add that the famous ministry for the ecological transition, which Beppe Grillo cared so much, did not go to a pentastellato but to a technician, Roberto Cingolani. The same goes for another very important ministry for the Five Stars, technological innovation, where Vittorio Colao will sit. From this point of view, in fact, if 2019 was to be the year of “mega revenge”, 2021 seems almost to be the return of the Jedi.

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