Last weekend of the election campaign for the candidates for mayor of Rome. In the final rush before the vote, the four big names in the running contending for the squares but the controversies remain high, especially on the center-right candidate Enrico Michetti. “Gualtieri voted“, is the news that bounces in some newspapers, and ignites the debate. In the evening, however, the interested party denies.
“My friend Bruno Astorre, whom I know because of my activity as an administrative officer who has assisted many mayors of Lazio of any political color, in 2019 asked me if I knew any family who voted on the left because they had a candidate to propose. limited to acting as an intermediary with some people I knew about their environment. In those elections, however, I personally gave all my support to a good center-right mayor who today is an excellent European parliamentarian “.
The news of Michetti’s vote in Gualtieri on the occasion of the 2019 European elections had ignited the controversy. “That Enrico Michetti, in the past, had thought about his business by collaborating with administrations of different political colors was known but, from what emerges from the investigation by the TPI newspaper, we are surreal: in 2019 he would have even voted and campaigned for Roberto Gualtieri. This means only one thing, that is, that left and right are interchangeable in the capital “, wrote the Roman 5 Star Movement in a post. “Did Michetti support Gualtieri? I say only one thing to the center-right voters: ‘watch a video of Michetti, or go to a Michetti rally’, I am convinced that this will make them realize for themselves”, commented the competitor instead. Carlo Calenda. “Michetti is a civic and has never had party cards and was chosen for what he can and must represent”, said the regional coordinator of the League. Claudio Durigon, arrived in Tor Bella Monaca at the end of the party’s election campaign. “Empty square? This is an important square for its significance. There are 1,500 entrances (including the candidates of the territory). This is the signal that the suburbs must return to the center of Rome”, replies to those who observe an unidentified presence. massive.
Michetti today was in Tor Bella Monaca where all the candidates of the local League and the secretary were waiting for him Matteo Salvini. “In Tor Bella Monaca there are a lot of decent people: this is why we are here and not in the good lounges frequented by Raggi, Calenda, Gualtieri and some wild boars …”, said the Northern League leader from the stage who then added ” To those who ask if he is the right candidate, I say Michetti will be the right mayor for Rome, get ready for 5 years, Enrico! “.
“Salvini in the suburbs only during the election campaign”, replies the outgoing mayor, Virginia Raggi, which today has cashed in an endorsement of weight. “The higher you fly, the smaller will seem those who can’t do it. Virginia, go ahead with courage!”, Beppe Grillo wrote on Twitter posting a photo of Raggi portrayed as a Roman goddess of war, with a helmet, lo shield and bay leaves in her hair. Rays yesterday also received a warm hug from his predecessor Ignazio Marino, who in a post on Facebook attacked the Democratic Party who discouraged him from the notary and instead thanked the mayor for the apologies made in recent months. And she closely returned the attention: “now is the time to carry forward” our ideas of change “together. For Rome. For our citizens,” he said. The man closest to Marino, however, did not want to express himself. Giovanni Caudo in fact he did not comment on the post of the former mayor. Caudo, friend, former councilor of the Marino junta, current leader of Roma Futura deployed in the coalition of the Democratic Party in support of Roberto Gualtieri, however, 20 days ago he had published a prophetic post on social media in which he detached himself from the line of thanks’: “Raggi was among the protagonists of what happened then and above all as mayor she canceled every act produced by that junta”. An unknown factor then hovers over the race to the Capitol: the hypothesis of possible Pd-M5s alliances in the ballots of the next round of municipal elections launched by the Minister for Relations with Parliament, Federico D’Incà. “It is enough to know”, comments Calenda laconically.