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Regionals in Lombardy, the center-left is betting on the dem Pierfrancesco Majorino the only candidate for the presidency

Regionals in Lombardy, the center-left is betting on the dem Pierfrancesco Majorino the only candidate for the presidency
Regionals in Lombardy, the center-left is betting on the dem Pierfrancesco Majorino the only candidate for the presidency
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from Stephanie Chiale

The announcement Thursday evening at the end of a meeting attended by representatives of the coalition. In the Pd house, the assembly is expected, which will have to ratify the choice. +Europe: «Here we are, but without the M5S»

The Democratic Party is “saved” in the Cesarini area: less than three months after the regional vote Pierfrancesco Majorino against Attilio Fontana and his former deputy, now frontwoman of the Third Pole, Letizia Moratti. The centre-left finds a candidate to try to subtract Lombardy from the centre-right after 28 years.

The dem MEP pulls the Pd and its micro coalition out of the quicksand (albeit with some stomach aches), which almost certainly will not even expand to the 5Stelle given the crossed vetoes: the pentastellati would only accept, subject to a program agreement, a «third party» candidate e +Europe would leave the coalition in the event of opening up to the 5 Star Movement.

Forty-nine years, over half spent in politics: among the left-wing Democrats, then in the Democratic Party. Councilor for Welfare first in the Pisapia council then with Beppe Sala. The former manager of Expo wants him with him after Majorino, presenting himself in the primaries for the 2016 administrative elections, splits the anti-Sala front. He is the soul of the left in the Milanese Democratic Party and at Palazzo Marino: lhe fights against poverty and discrimination, the disabled, the frail, civil rights, the end of life, migrants and integration are his battles. In 2019 he is a candidate for the Europeans and, with over 90,000 preferences collected in the Northwest, he flies to Brussels.

The official announcement comes at the photo finish, at the end of a day (the umpteenth) of bilateral exchanges and with a coalition meeting convened at 7.30pm, a white smoke that seemed to be reached after half an hour and then another hour of heated debate among allies and beyond. Again in the afternoon the regional secretary pd Vinicio Peluffo he had failed to convince some party souls. Above all, the one that belongs to Pierfrancesco Maranself-nominated for the primaries and who will now retire criticizing “a method that I do not agree with”

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«I am honored and excited, comments Majorino. which with the centre-left forces aims to “build together, and according to the shared methods, the strongest possible proposal to change the page in the Region”. Now his name will have to be confirmed at the dem regional assembly convened on Saturday.

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November 17, 2022 (change November 18, 2022 | 08:39)

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