Marinella Soldi is the new Rai president: green light from the Supervisory Commission. Fdi did not participate in the vote

Marinella Soldi she is the new president of Rai. After the ratification of the appointment by the Board of Directors of Viale Mazzini, also there Rai Supervisory Commission voted in favor of the appointment indicated by the Chairman of the Board Mario Draghi: 29 votes in favor, 5 no and 3 blank ballots. There were 37 members out of 40 and the two-thirds majority reached is binding on the appointment.

Who did not participate in the vote in protest is Brothers of Italy : last week, in fact, the Lega-Fi axis prevented the election of the director of the Brothers of Italy on the Rai board and remained the only opposition party not to have a representative on the board of directors. “We consider a bad page of parliamentary democracy because for the first the” opposition is outside the Rai board of directors, which never happened in the republican era “, commented the deputy Federico Mollicone (Fdi) upon leaving the vote. Mollicone at the beginning of the vote had protested that there were no explanations of vote: “Beyond the practice, given the tear that has taken place, the president he could have allowed a round of declarations before voting, ”he said.

Just the exclusion from the Rai board created a tear also in the center-right coalition. And today the League claimed the vote in favor of Marinella Soldi. “Again the League has shown that the sense of responsibility it comes before attachment to armchairs ”, the parliamentarians of the Carroccio in the Supervisory Committee wrote in a note. “We ask the new RAI top management to pay attention to the quality of the products, enhancement of internal resources, an international projection also thanks to the new pole in Milan, without ever giving up the story of our wonderful territory”. Best wishes for a good job also from Pd, M5s and Leu. “The new council”, declared the 5 stars, “is called to make the most of all the resources of the public radio and television service: human, economic and technological. We will continue to monitor with commitment the transparent conduct and compliance with the rules and the Service Agreement. We hope that in continuity with the work done so far, Rai will continue to invest in culture and educational projects. Finally, we hope that this will be the last Rai BoD elected according to the procedures in force and that the governance reform proposed by the 5 Star MoVement, under discussion in the Senate Commission, will soon be approved and hand over to us autonomous and independent bodies “. Also for the Democratic Party, “the vote expressed by the Rai Supervisory Committee on the name of Marinella Soldi is very important and positive. There is a shared awareness that, with its presidency, Rai can undertake that increasingly necessary and urgent process of relaunching “.

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