Antonino Proietti’s words did not go down to Mario Draghi. The owner of the “Pagaroma” bar in viale Bruno Buozzi in Rome, located right in front of the Prime Minister’s house in Rome, spoke to the microphones of Un Giorno da Pecora, revealing that he had met the Premier’s wife last week. “Have you talked for a while? Did he ask you if he wants to be President of the Republic or not? ” the question from the studio, to which the bartender, who then reiterated the same thing again, replied without hesitation: “Yes, yes. It certainly does, he told me ”.
Upon hearing of the interview, Draghi tried to gloss over, as always maintaining an aura of mystery about the possibility of being Sergio Mattarella’s heir at the Quirinale. “I just want to say that I’ve never drank spritz at Aperol, I really don’t like it. I’ve always taken the one at Campari …”, the joke with which he tried to deny the statements. Emmanuel Macron, president of France, also joked with Draghi on Colle: “See you soon for the Quirinale Treaty”, the words spoken referring to the treaty of bilateral enhanced cooperation between Italy and France, on which their respective diplomacies are working.