“Cottarelli was not there when we were inside us, I think it was done there to be able to tell the voters there is no Calenda but there is Cottarelli. A move against me? I think so. But I commented on it. with a certain fair play. I think that Cottarelli commits a serious mistake because he goes to a coalition in which half of the Democratic Party and everything to the left of the Democratic Party and the M5S which will return with the Democratic Party two minutes after the elections they share nothing of what he has been telling Italians over the past five years. I am happy to have Cottarelli in Parliament because he is a person of quality “. Action leader Carlo Calenda said this to Rtl 102.5.” In your opinion, Italy governs something that goes from Berlusconi to Meloni passing through Salvini who hates Meloni and do they have different international positioning? They don’t govern it, we know that very well. If you trust this third pole, what will happen is that we will try to stop the victory of the left and right on the basis of concrete government proposals that follow the Draghi agenda, go to Palazzo Chigi and ask Draghi to stay. If Draghi does not want to stay, a personality will have to be found who is able to bring Italy out of the shallows in which it has ended “.
The last “those were tumultuous days“and” I learned that in politics, unlike companies, until you are closed you are not closed. We see. What is important is that an alternative is created to this situation. Today we will decide, but I am optimistic, yes, “said Calenda speaking of the electoral and coalition agreement with Renzi’s Italia Viva.
“Within 24 hours the alliance between Italy in the Center, We with Italy, Courage Italy and UDCto run with a single list of moderates in the next national political elections should become a reality. “This is confirmed by the president of the Liguria Region and of Italy at the Centro Giovanni Toti.
And yesterday there was a tough back-and-forth between Enrico Letta and Giorgia Meloni. The Pd secretary accuses the leader of FdI “of powdering herself” to “change her image” and she replies: “You don’t need face powder, we are consistent”. Meanwhile, the candidacies are beginning to emerge: Berlusconi wants to reappear in the Senate; Pd and + Europe focus on Cottarelli, while Si and Verdi on Ilaria Cucchi.
THE DAY OF TRUTH Today will be the day of truth for the birth of the third pole. After yesterday’s optimism, today is the day of prudence. Carlo Calenda in the morning considers the agreement “on basic matters” now reached. But in the evening he flaunts caution: “By now – he jokes – I am very cautious, I missed a wedding recently … Apart from the jokes I hope for an agreement”. Matteo Renzi also takes time and, freezing all enthusiasm, uses the classic formula “if they are roses they will bloom”. Interviewed by Massimo Giannini on La Stampa.it, the secretary of Italia Viva brakes saying that he is “optimistic but also prudent”. And he implicitly teases his potential future partner, observing that his caution is a must “given the theater of the last few days”, from which, he adds: “I stayed away”. No details on the open knots, if at the center of the negotiations of these days there are the colleges, the symbol or the leadership: “If you make an agreement – explains Renzi – you need to understand what the prospect is for the next legislature, if there is one. it is a serious project: nominations and lists are the easiest things to agree on. The real question is: ‘do we want to make a pole of common sense in the next legislature? I am optimistic and prudent. or not”. Giannini presses him on the future leadership of this third pole. “I – replies Renzi – am ready to take a step back on leadership but first comes the agreement and then the names, which, as the Latins said, are a consequence of things. I’m not a waffle, I say that first comes the political project then comes personal generosity “.
Apart from the agreement, the harmony between him and Calenda is evident. Renzi too, like the leader of Action, hopes that Draghi will return to Palazzo Chigi. “Difficult times await us: we will have a lot of inflation. When you have 8-9% – underlines Renzi – many go below the poverty line. At that point, between September and December, the European stability pact must be re-discussed: the tough ones, the Dutch, the Germans. But if we don’t change that pact we won’t go anywhere. I ask the Italians, who do you prefer to negotiate? Dragons or Melons? “. Both leaders are convinced that their constituency is much larger than the percentages recorded by the latest surveys. In this regard, Calenda violently criticized Youtrend. “4% is given to us by the Pd pollster and Più Europa … I saw him in action at the administrative offices … Right now – the MEP attacks – serious pollsters are not pointing out why people are at the seaside”. Also very hard the beat and retort with Emma Bonino who defined the tear of her “a sudden, unmotivated and even fraudulent about-face”. “I – Calenda replies – I am a polite person. I only had words of esteem for you. But try not to lose control of yourself”. Renzi also uses acid tones against Enrico Letta, accusing him of having done everything wrong, of having made “an omelette” in the choice of alliances, of chasing Di Maio, of helping the right by proposing a tax increase. He even defines him as “Giorgia Meloni’s best friend” and distances himself from the Democratic Party also on the possible consequences of the arrival of the Fdi leader at Palazzo Chigi: “If the right wins – he argues – the wallet and public finances are in danger, not democracy or the Constitution “. And on the chapter of the reforms, he first observes that there is a need for a direct election “but of the prime minister and not of the head of state”. Then he appeals to all political forces for there to be “a common commitment to carry out constitutional reform all together”. “The reform is for everyone: the idea that it should all be done together – he concludes – overcomes the problem by 66%”.