For the ballots “no top-level agreements, they are elections for the cities, it will be the individual candidates who will speak to the voters and the voters will have to choose, it is not the second half of a match, the ballot is a whole other game. Our candidates will be convincing ”. After that, 24 hours after the administrative vote, courtships and tensions have already begun on the second round in Turin and Rome, the secretary Enrico Letta spoke at Tg3 to dictate what the dem line will be in the next few hours. The problem is in fact above all for the Giallorossi. In the capital of the Piedmont and in the Capital in fact, the agreement at the local level was impossible. And, on paper, it seems equally impossible to reach an agreement for the ballot. But the road is obligatory if the dem candidates want to hope to have a chance. And the secretary, in the evening, also looked nationally. Answering a question about the possibility of holding together a coalition that goes from Calenda a Conte, said a Tuesday: “I do not have no doubt that the answer is yes, I will propose it to both of you ”.
Letta’s words came after controversies and tensions on the second round ensued throughout the day. In particular, the most delicate match is that of Rome. The candidate Pd Roberto Gualtieri second round challenge Enrico Michetti (center-right), but chases: 27% of the votes against 30 in the first round. For him, the contribution of Calenda’s voters (most voted list) and those of Virginia Raggi. “I hope that Calenda is in the progressive field,” the former minister of the Democratic Party said today, immediately being rebounded by the leader of Action. But not only. Even the outgoing mayor M5s insists on not wanting to give in to the agreements in the capital: a resistance that will, however, have to deal with the leader Giuseppe Conte. The former premier would have always preferred the apparent and difficult that, while at national level the Giallorossi try to structure the agreement, refuses to do so in the capital. Today Conte used words of esteem towards Gualtieri, but he also said it is too early to talk about announcements for the second round.
The picture is also complicated in Turin. Here the challenge will be between Lo Russo (center left) e From Milan (center right). The dem are ahead, but the contribution of those who chose other candidates in the first round will also be fundamental. But it is difficult to mobilize what remains of the 5 stars. Today it was the same M5s candidate in Turin who argued Valentina Sganga: “With you? I didn’t hear it and I was sorry the presence only in Naples… To start again, to rebuild, you have to put your face to it even where you get lost, like in Turin and Rome ”, he told Tgr Piemonte. “In a place where you lose, you can win one day, but you can do it by being close to the people who have spent on that territory …”. Finding the basis for a deal seems very hard and very long.
Meanwhile, the dem, strong of the results on Sunday, try to force their hand. “We address first of all to the voters. This is how it works in the ballot. The polls tell us that there is a choice of field to make and there is a need for clarity: either here or there, ”said Pd Deputy Secretary Peppe Provenzano, in an interview with HuffPost. “If with Conte he now chooses the progressive field it must be consistent all the way. Alliances, similarities to the ballots are the prerogatives of the candidates, but we turn to voters who share a progressive, democratic and reformist horizon, also strong in the credibility of our candidates. But it is clear that those who choose that field should choose it now. And this doesn’t just apply to the Five Star Movement“. We, he continues, “are open, we will not fall back into the fatal error of self-sufficiency. But the discussion must be reversed. The issue is not what the Democratic Party does, but what those who want to ally with the Democratic Party do “. And on Calenda he said: “The truth is that, even in this case, the issue of who to choose between Gualtieri and Michetti should not even arise. We, especially after these administrative offices, have the responsibility not to close the doors to anyone. But we can’t even accept vetoes ”.