Draghi bis moves with or without the M5s, and the legislature is largely balanced. The parties still have four days to unify and deal with the fragments of the crisis opened by the motion’s no-confidence vote in the Senate, but it’s an uphill battle. The Giuseppe Conte-led movement continues to navigate deep tensions as divisions become more pronounced and the referendum approaches.
Whether or not to return the delegation to the government is a question that drags the Pentastellati at the same hour, in which Salvini and Berlusconi are close to the hypothesis that they can continue with the 5S in the administration. The Democrats, who continue to believe Draghi should be reconsidered, are adamant that the “shape and circumference” of the majority remain unchanged. But if these are the “premises,” then “the Legislature is over,” observes Undersecretary of the Palazzo Sigi Bruno Tabacci. And even the Northern League’s Giancarlo Giorgetti admitted that “teams are tired now” and “it’s difficult to open the game”. “Draggi is our guarantee at international level, he has held an impeccable position and he must continue”, was the plea of Pier Ferdinando Cassini.
Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s mission to Algeria next week has been reduced to one day: Tuesday will be a day of pause for further reflection and interaction, then Wednesday the prime minister will present to the chambers at the request of the head of state. Sergio Mattarella.
A new meeting of the M5s National Council will be held tomorrow. Speculation is rife in Five Star circles that the movement’s ministers will be recalled before Wednesday, with internal discussions likely to be among those on the table, according to parliamentary sources. This solution was also discussed in the National Assembly yesterday.
Government, Conte: ‘We answer to our behavior, not to Draghi’
The former central governor’s choice appears more certain, with choice words to announce his resignation to his ministers and muted by Kohli. But those who work backward never tire of renewing calls to move forward and weave a network of contacts to examine what might be one last chance to guarantee the continuation of government action. At the top of the list of parties aiming not to close the legislature early is the Democratic Party, backed by Liew. Andrea Orlando and Roberto Speranza explain this. “We are working for the continuation of the National Unity Government – says the first – and we believe that the debate within the five stars will help this perspective and avoid giving undeserved seats to the right”. Dems will inevitably look for coalitions, knowing that without a broad field, winning over the center-right will become a desperate task, as shown by data from the Utrent-Cattaneo poll.
And failure to heal the fracture created in recent days will make joining forces more difficult. The health minister argues that Mattarella’s preferred parliamentary passage to parliamentarize the crisis is “absolutely correct”, however, apart from a draggy biz. On the other hand, this is the recipe indicated by both Più Europa ed Action and Italia Viva. Matteo Renzi launches an online petition: “We will do everything to get a Draghi Pis without conditioning who will address the choices the country needs,” says the former prime minister.
“The M5s is gone, now it’s called Conte’s party. It’s a capitalist party that has decided to put its flags before security and national unity”, confirms the foreign minister. Luigi Di Maio.
Meanwhile, chaos reigns in the house of Synvestel: meetings after meetings do not lead to finding the point of collapse. The hypothesis of withdrawing the delegation from the government was proposed without unanimous consent: the minister for relations with the parliament registers his opposition, explaining that in this way he will definitively end any mediation. While Salvini and Berlusconi have branded the 5S irresponsible and announced they are ready to vote, FdI leader Giorgia Meloni says they are convinced the legislature is dead.
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