“We do not race to participate, but to win,” says Luca Bernardo, candidate of the center-right in Milan. The pediatric director of Fatebenefratelli, as well as director of the National Cyberbullying Coordination Center, proposed by Matteo Salvini to the allies, is ready to challenge Giuseppe Sala. A match that the Milanese doctor will be able to play knowing that he can count on concrete chances of victory. According to when Fabio Massa tells about Affaritaliani, the result of a confidential survey that was able to consult the highest leaders of the three center-right parties, and which would see Bernardo ahead of a percentage point compared to the current tenant of Marino Palace. Numbers that give the idea of a Milan that is at least contestable and of an electoral campaign in which the comparison between the candidates and that on the contents can make the difference. Especially since a few days ago another survey, carried out by Tecné when the center-right was still without a candidate, had given similar results, assigning to the coalition 45% of potential consensus in front of the reappointed Giuseppe Sala, still at 44%.
The process of rapprochement is made up of negotiations, but also of internal competition. If a signal came from the Brothers of Italy with the candidacy of Vittorio Feltri, testifying that Giorgia Meloni’s party wants to try to build a strong list and compete with the League, yesterday an important news arrived for Forza Italia. Antonio Tajani welcomed Luisa Regimenti and Lucia Vuolo, former Carroccio, to Forza Italia «within the large family of the European People’s Party. The Italian representation among the popular Europeans is growing, in fact today during the meeting of the Ppe Group their membership was approved, in addition to that of Isabella Adinolfi and Andrea Caroppo last May. The constant growth of Forza Italia confirms all its attractiveness also in the European and international fields. Luisa and Lucia, with their quality, will make a fundamental contribution that will give more voice to our country within the EU. With the increase in the number of our deputies within the first party in Europe we will continue to defend the interests of citizens, families and businesses with greater force ”.
Meanwhile, the choice of the candidate for Bologna slips again. Forza Italia insists on Andrea Cangini, the League proposes the entrepreneurs Fabio Battistini – the favorite – and Roberto Mugavero. The leader of the League would prefer a pure civic, even if – according to Tajani – that of Cangini «for a life as a newspaper editor would be a more civic than political candidacy». The hypothesis of a ticket, on the Roman model, has also circulated, but at the moment this way out does not seem to take off. The news of the candidacy in the lists for the Capitol of the deputy of the League, Barbara Saltamartini, historical exponent of the social right, very tied to the territory, arrives from the capital. «Rome is my city where I was born and raised, even politically. And when Matteo Salvini asked me to apply today, I could only answer this. I am therefore really happy and proud to announce that I will be a candidate for the Lega at the city council, alongside Michetti and Matone. I will put all my energy and my love for the city into play ».