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Mario Draghi

Courage. Let’s stop the discouragement and the bewilderment. Let’s get up. I address with the utmost respect to those who in the LeU and the M5S express legitimate doubts and well-founded opposition to the Draghi government: we fight from within the majority and from within the government. Let’s not split up. We do not leave the playing field. It’s easier, I know. But, in this way, we support the design of those who expelled Conte to attempt another “passive revolution” at a crossroads of Italian history.

We are defeated, not defeated. The M5S-Pd-LeU alliance is an absolute majority in the House and a relative majority in the Senate. We are a parliamentary republic. The laws are made by Parliament, not the government. With the vote of confidence in the Draghi Government, we do not sign blank bills, we do not become “Mr. Yes”: we continue to fight for work, social and environmental justice on a redefined political terrain, certainly more insidious, but still viable to score goals and win the game.

The Draghi Government is a Government of the President, a National Emergency Government. It is not a government program. It is made up of political opponents, temporarily engaged in a sort of “National Liberation Committee” from the virus and its devastating consequences. Its agenda is, given its composition, inevitably limited. It is substantially, also for its foreseeable duration, a Government of purpose. And it also has an extraordinary potential, due to its quirinal origin and the super partes profile of Mario Draghi: finally, we can reach or at least get closer to mutual legitimation between the main political parties and movements and, thus, correct the first systemic defect of our democracy, the main cause of the Governments of the President or Technical Governments.

The composition of the government, announced the day before yesterday by the Prime Minister, reflects the shift of the economic, social and territorial axis to which we have tenaciously resisted, without succeeding, without being able to get the Conte Ter government off the ground. No particular surprise for Ministers and Ministers, despite some really unfortunate political choices, prejudicial to the conflict and even provocative, given the opening of credit of the trade unions towards the President in charge. On the side of the so-called “technicians”, men and women of excellence were selected, but they too have ideology and political orientation, more or less functional to economic and social interests. We will also discuss with them in Parliament with great availability, but without subordination.

The pitfalls highlighted by those who announce a vote of opposition or abstention to the Draghi government are real. The major ones are on three “issues”: the ecological transition, in danger of becoming environmental cat-like; differentiated autonomy, a Trojan horse for the substantial purpose of national unity; public administrations, at the risk of further job insecurity and privatization in the name of corporate efficiency.

They are real pitfalls, but we can stop them and redetermine their sign. We have been defeated, but we are not defeated. If we recover from the despair and bewilderment of the defeat we have suffered, we avoid the self-harm of splits and divergences, close ranks and coordinate our parliamentary activity, we can not only block any regressive measures, but play the attack. We have the numbers to prevail. So, take courage.

We show that we have the political culture, tactical intelligence, ideas and organization to affirm our agenda. The clash on the now viable political terrain, the only one, can push us to make a cultural, political and electoral leap in quality. We must protect and strengthen the M5S-Pd-LeU alliance on this ground. We are building a “Collaboration Pact” in the Chamber and the Senate between the forces that have committed themselves to Count Ter. Let’s work together, even with those who vote No to the Draghi Government. Immediately, starting from the next administrative elections, we will field wherever possible M5S-Pd-LeU coalitions open to associations and movements. It is the perspective to be cultivated, the only one in the phase that has just begun, to build a national government and territorial governments on the side of work, of the social peripheries and of creation.


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