The Draghi government has already split the left. Here’s how the new executive distorts everything

It’s not a big bang, but it’s not a harmless firecracker either. Let’s say that it is a small device which, however, throws splinters and fragments in all directions. Let’s talk about the Leu explosion: Roberto Speranza (Article 1) vote yes to the Draghi government and aim to return to the Democratic Party; Nicola Fratoianni (Italian Left), with its small pool of votes, is instead heading towards a radical neo-galaxy that could include grillini escapes, the movement of of Masters and other micro-formations. A sort of Civil Revolution 2.0 without the ballast of a leader like Antonio Ingroia and under the leadership of a populist Masaniello who knows how to win consensus, like Luigi De Magistris (everyone knows that it will end there but they don’t even admit it under torture).

The goal will not be to build “a fourth pole, but a stronger presence in a coalition with the Pd and M5S”, says Nicola Fratoianni, secretary of the Italian Left. Which motivates his no to Draghi: “It is a government more shifted to the right and to the north. It would be insane to leave the monopoly of the opposition to the right of Giorgia Meloni, also in terms of parliamentary balance. Of course, what happened seems to accelerate a push that has been present for some time in Art.1 when returning to the Democratic Party. But we, unlike others, will not take disciplinary measures against those who, contrary to the massive vote of our national assembly, have decided to vote yes “.

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“We have to think in a different logic – argues Sandro Ruotolo, journalist under escort, already a candidate with Antonio Ingroia in 2013, in 2020 elected senator in the college of Naples 7 with a very large coalition from M5S to Italia Viva, who is not from Leu, but with Loredana De Petris, group leader of the Misto, he participated in the consultations at the Quirinale – and respond to the dramatic appeal of the head of state. It is an emergency government, to deal with pandemics, vaccines, recovery. I was elected as an independent center-left and therefore I try to represent everyone. This is not the time to think about political forces ”.

It may not be the time, but it is a fact that the Tsunami Draghi has produced interlinked effects, so even the fate of micro-parties can make sense if it is linked to larger processes. A magnet (or a calamity, depending on the point of view) may be the ex-mayor of Naples who is a candidate to lead Calabria. Here, after the death of president Jole Santelli and the judicial beheading of the ex-president dem Mario Oliverio (cleared of all charges but out of the game) the match will be between consensus record holder: Natale Irto for the Pd, Mario Occhiuto del center-right and Luigi De Magistris who has already attracted the icon of the radical left, the ex-mayor of Riace, Mimmo Lucano and the ex-head of civil protection Mario Tansi into his orbit.

It will therefore be a house-to-house battle, vote by vote and De Magistris’s list will certainly be competitive: “The Democratic Party is applying for Irto without having consulted anyone. We will decide together with the Calabria Open network, but it seems to me that De Magistris’ candidacy is more vital and capable of determining a new dynamic ”, says Fratoianni. Massimiliano Smeriglio, MEP, former vice-president of the Lazio region with Zingaretti, leading exponent of the civic area of ​​the Roman left is opposed to the Draghi government and very critical of the conduct of the crisis by the Democratic Party: “Whether or not Calabria becomes a laboratory I don’t know. What is certain is that there is an area of ​​the left that will stay outside a government that brings together pro-Europeans and right-wing sovereigns (unthinkable in Merkel’s Germany) and that will have to find a way to coordinate and aggregate, to relaunch the coalition. . And therefore with people like De Magistris we need to talk ”.

Everyone declares that they will still remain within the elusive Alliance for Sustainable Development led by Giuseppe Conte: “That’s fine for us, but we have to ask the Democratic Party who did not want to nominate him in Siena,” says Fratoianni. “With you? Super valid candidacy, I trust him ”, adds Ruotolo. The fact is that, for now, in the main electoral basin of the alliance which is the South, factors of crisis and division converge, different from each other, but all lethal because they are extraneous to this perspective, like De Magistris in Calabria and Antonio Bassolino in Naples. In addition, the ministry for the South which in electoral times is an extraordinary resource of power to put on the plate, passes from the hands of Peppe Provenzano (Pd) to those of Mara Carfagna (Forza Italia).


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