In no particular order, chasing votes in view of the elections administrative of 3 and 4 October, in a derby at a distance between Roma e Milano. If the leader of the Brothers of Italy, Giorgia Meloni, which for months has been marking the Carroccio and dreams of overtaking, took the stage in Piazza Duomo, in the city symbol of the rival-ally, next to the candidate for mayor Luca Bernardo, the Northern League secretary from the capital Matteo Salvini challenged her from outskirts, choosing to close the election campaign of the League alongside the center-right candidate Enrico Michetti, a Tor Bella Monaca. But without being able to warm activists and voters. Because at the Northern League rally, albeit organized in a space that is anything but impressive, just over half of the Largo Ambrogio Brambilla square, only a few hundred were eventually the people present. Five hundred at most, including journalists, municipal and municipal candidates, party leaders. And also the delegations arriving from all over the Region, from Rieti to Sora, up to the Roman Castles. Thus, while the square punished the Carroccio, even the internal unity of the coalition remained distant. “To the center-right lacks leadership, if there are those in the government and those in the opposition, it is difficult to have a leader who decides for everyone ”, provoked Meloni. “We decided not to stay in the good lounges frequented by Calenda, Gualtieri, Raggi and some wild boars ”, Salvini replied from the Roman outskirts, in the old fiefdom of his ally. That same Meloni who, in turn, had chosen the main square of Milan as the most important stop on her Lombard tour.
And although Salvini from the outskirts of the capital has tried to hide the differences (“My opponents are the Pd, the Region of Gypsies, Grillo and the Rays, the center-right is the majority in the country “, he cut short) the internal battle has shown all the signs of wear and tear, between crossed arrows and signing campaigns (such as that of the Lega in Forza Italia, ed) in the house of others. Salvini, however, has shown himself confident of winning the challenge, at least in the capital: “We will be the surprise of the elections. And Michetti will arrive at the ballot with ten points of advantage ”, he claimed from the stage. “Not only is he the right candidate, but he will be the right mayor for Rome”. But the problems for Salvini, in the complex days of a secretariat never so questioned, are also in the League’s home, after having ended up, in fact, in the minority on green pass e vaccines, compared to the pragmatic line of Giancarlo Giorgetti and gods governors of the North, from Luca Zaia a Massimiliano Fedriga. With the shadow of one as well split evoked, in the midst of the clash between the governing League and the populist wing. “There is no separation in the League, those are elsewhere. There is only one league that is in government and obtains results ”, the secretary continued to deny, and then plunged back into the struggles of the streets, headed towards Latina and Sora. Stage after stage, with the nightmare of overtaking of FdI. “Here the mayors are elected. When it comes to policies, it will be decided who will be premier ”, he replied, annoyed and annoyed by the internal confrontation.
A game in which he remains in the background, instead, Come on Italy, another that will organize the event on its own. Yet Salvini promises: “There will be joint initiatives”. Maybe some press conference, actually, nothing more. And i militants? Most of them try to play down: “No unity in the square? The competition between us is healthy, the important thing is to win. And for now everyone speaks to his electorate ”. It’s still: “It is the press that feeds and invents our divisions, to bury the League“Others complain. But, faced with the public outings of Fedriga and Giorgetti, there are those who admit and attack: “In the party there are different opinions, but without Salvini they would have no office, they would not count for anything”. “The truth is that outside the Meloni government she is freer. But, you will see, the choice will pay off ”. Of course, now not even a Congress seems taboo anymore: “If tomorrow we want to do it, we will. But today it is Salvini who keeps the League together ”, the Capitoline councilor, Davide Bordoni, defends him again. The governist wing, on the other hand, waits. At least until the day and the result of the polls.