Nazarene, November 15th. The countdown towards the regional elections of Lazio it flows relentlessly. While the primary issue remains to be resolved, the Democratic Party has lifted reservations about its candidate. The forward flight of Carlo Calenda on the current Councilor for Health of the junta, Alessio D’Amato, has influenced the strategy of the Dems. Who, faced with the investiture of one of their own exponents by the Third Pole, have found no alternatives to support him. On the contrary, the objective would have become how to register the choice of D’Amato without revealing a certain subjection to the Third Pole. With the need to try to keep as broad a coalition as possible – which tends to the left or the center – to hopefully stem the consensus of the centre-right. Given that Giuseppe Conte seems determined to continue his solo run, both in the territories and at a national level – to detach himself from the Democratic Party in Lazio, one of the pretexts was the Capitoline waste-to-energy plant sponsored by Roberto Gualtieri -, the only remaining alternative would seem to play side with Calenda and Matteo Renzi. And today, the confirmation came from the regional management: they voted to push D’Amato as the only candidate of the Democratic Party.
The regional secretary of Lazio, Bruno Astorre, proposed a report to support the commissioner that centrists like. The 50 members of the Lazio leadership of the party approved the document. There was only one vote against, that of Marco Miccoli, who asked for more time to try to mend the tear with the 5 stars. Among those present at the Nazarene, too Francesco Boccia, responsible for local authorities of the Pd. He was one of the first to comment on D’Amato’s choice: «Conte was never said no to the issues he raised, also because those are the issues on which we worked very well with Nicola Zingaretti in the Region. We have governed, and governed well, changing the history of health care in Lazio, and today those who back down risk, after bringing Meloni to Palazzo Chigi, also handing over the Lazio Region to the right. I think this won’t happen, and it won’t happen because D’Amato is an excellent candidate,” said the former regional affairs minister.
D’Amato had a “very clear” indication, added Boccia, namely “to work to widen the coalition as much as possible”. Tomorrow, November 16, at 17 the Democratic Party will meet the Greens and the Italian Left. There would appear to be no primaries ambitions on the part of the two satellite parties, rather a marked impatience with the Third Pole. On the other hand, some leaders of the Nazarene have leaked the suspicion that Nicola Fratoianni may weave an alliance with the 5 Star Movement for Lazio, breaking away from the Democratic Party. Tomorrow we will understand if D’Amato’s name will be accepted by the red-greens and if the primaries will be useful or not to compact a coalition that is certainly not monolithic. While the attempts of the grilline councilors of the Zingaretti junta fall on deaf ears, Robert Lombardi.e Valentina Conrad, who hoped to the last that the government of the Region could still be governed by a partnership between the Dem and 5 stars. “Conte deliberately sent two years of excellent administration to the slaughterhouse and must take full responsibility for it,” Astorre commented. However, taking into consideration “the perplexities of the enlargement of the coalition to the third pole”, of the Left and the Greens, Astorre managed to obtain what he had asked for: whether or not there are primaries, D’Amato will be the only candidate for the Democratic Party for Lazio.
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