Head to the team. The day after the party Roberto Gualtieri and the men closest to him began to work on the team to be built to implement the program that led to the brilliant victory. Team and not simply arrived, because the names that will be indicated they are not only those who will accompany him to the Capitol, but also those who will manage delicate dossiers, major events and projects: from the funds arriving thanks to Pnrr (the national recovery and resilience plan), to theExpo 2030 for which the Capital is a candidate, from Jubilee of 2025 up to the various subsidiaries. In short, there are many pieces of the puzzle to fit together. Also for this reason, 10 November is indicated as the horizon, the deadline by which the team will be composed and presented.
There are those who still broaden their horizons by including delicate roles, but of absolute prestige, such as the classroom presidency and the vice-presidency of the Metropolitan City. For this the statute will vote within 60 days. Gualtieri is also mayor of the Metropolitan City and the councilors will be chosen and voted. The deputy, with the most important delegation, will in fact be number one, with media visibility and great operational freedom. A role that, according to many sources consulted by RomaToday, could be played by one of them Maurizio Veloccia and Svetlana Celli, the latter close to Senator Bruno Astorre who has his reference “fiefdom” in the province of Rome.
Transport, Budget and Cabinet: from Pisana to Palazzo Senatorio
The road that leads from Cristoforo Colombo to Piazza del Campidoglio could be very busy in the coming weeks, also considering that in just over a year it will be time for elections for the renewal of the regional council. Listening to the authoritative voices of those who accompanied Gualtieri on the ride towards the guide of Rome, there could be several who leave the offices of the Lazio Region to follow the former Minister in the difficult challenge of the Capitoline government. One is Eugenio Patanè, president of the Infrastructure, Public Works, Mobility and Transport commission at Pisana, vying to take on the task of managing the delegations to Mobility and Transport. Then there is Albino Ruberti, Zingaretti’s current head of cabinet, who would fill the same role for Gualtieri. Until March 2021 in the Region there was also Alessandra Sartore, Umbrian from Castiglione del Lago, current Undersecretary of the MEF and former Councilor for Budget, Heritage and State Property in the council of the former Pd secretary, who in the Campidoglio would practically take over the same powers . For the same role the name of Silvia Scozzese is also mentioned, since she knows the budgets of the Capitol well. Currently head of cabinet of the ministry for the South, the councilor of the Court of Auditors sees her quotations on the rise.
Two ladies for a number 2 spot
Strong confirmations arrive on two names, both of women and currently deputies: Marianna Madia and Beatrice Lorenzin, who chaired the electoral committee of Gualtieri. Both could hold the role of Deputy Mayor and assume a proxy, which in the case of Madia – which dealt with public administration at the time of the Renzi government – could be Culture, while in that of the former Minister of Health with Renzi, Letta and Gentiloni could be the Social.
Presidency of the Chamber: not to the Pd
The delicate task of managing the Julius Caesar Hall, which in the last five years with the Rays junta has touched the former grillino Marcello De Vito, now in Forza Italia, according to various sources, will not be entrusted to a member of the Democratic Party. The most popular name is that of the now former president of the III Municipality, Giovanni Caudo, first of the elected with Roma Futura. For him the alternative would be the delegation to public works but “absolutely not to urban planning”, underline sources close to Gualtieri. From a “rival” university compared to that of Caudo (he is a professor at RomaTre), on the other hand, the one who would fill the role of city planning councilor, or the architect Laura Ricci of the Planning, Design and Technology department of “La Wisdom”.
Onorato and Lucarelli, better divided?
They are undoubtedly the two most prominent figures of the Civica that brought over 5% to the newly elected mayor of Rome: Alessandro Onorato built it in his image and likeness (perhaps a little too much, someone says half-mouthed) and for he expects to manage the delegations for Major Events and Tourism, made even more attractive than normal in view of the Jubilee of 2025 and of Rome’s candidacy for Expo 2030; Monica Lucarelli was the leader – even if the third of the elected -, she is a trained engineer and successful entrepreneur to whom Gualtieri would be thinking to entrust her with the enormous and urgent work to be done for the management of the Pnrr funds and consequent grounding. of the works necessary for the relaunch of the city, with the challenge of digital transformation that it would welcome with open arms being its daily bread.
The game is also played outside Rome
A role is almost certainly foreseen for Sabrina Alfonsi and Maurizio Veloccia, the two most voted in the Democratic Party. In the case of the now former president of the first municipality there are a couple of options, in particular the delegations to school or to the green. For the former president of the XI town hall, on the other hand, there is talk of the possibility of undermining Celli in the role of Deputy Mayor of the Metropolitan City. Being number 2 in this case means having a role of primary importance in the Roman province, which is why Veloccia could also be interested, who could alternatively join the council: however, there is currently no clarity on the proxies.
For sport, watch out for the former Italian Champion Ubaldo Righetti
To take care of sport in Rome there is a queue: if the appointment in the Metropolitan City goes wrong, Svetlana Celli would be a highly rated candidate, given her long experience in the Sport Commission of Rome Capital. To undermine her in this case is the former Roma player Ubaldo Righetti, who in his first experience as a candidate obtained over 1,300 preferences, placing 21st in the Pd list. It must be said, however, that in this case as in all the others, Roberto Gualtieri has not picked up the phone recently. Each speech dates back to several weeks ago and it seems that it will take another twenty days to close the games.
The knots to untie
Mouths sewn on delicate proxies such as those for Waste or Commerce. In the latter case, the name of Alessandro Onorato is denied by many who, as an entrepreneur, would be in conflict of interest and forced to leave his current activities. Denials also arrive on the names circulated for Ama, a waste participant who is currently experiencing the farewell of Stefano Zaghis. It will not be Fabio Bellini who will take his place. Close to the current of Roberto Gualtieri, his name would emerge to embarrass the new mayor.
There are many cards to fill in and to do so the former minister could also focus on national and international names. In fact, it is not excluded that some appointments may be made using personalities from abroad. The involvement of political and technical personalities who have worked with Gualtieri in his previous positions is also possible. In this sense, the name of Paola De Micheli, former Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, spotted both at the Gualtieri committee and at the feast in Piazza Santi Apostoli, takes on a share. Possible assignment for public works or as an alternative to transport.
|Marianna Madia, Beatrice Lorenzin|
|Eugenio Patanè, Paola De Micheli|
|Giovanni Caudo, Paola De Micheli, Maurizio Veloccia|
|Alessandra Sartore, Silvia Scozzese|
|Tourism and major events|
|Home and Heritage|
|Capitoline Assembly President|
|Giovanni Caudo, Svetlana Celli, Maurizio Veloccia|
|Vice President of the Metropolitan City|
|Svetlana Celli, Maurizio Veloccia|