After five days of unsuccessful voting, the Italian matches already points out the fact that the current President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, repeats in officedespite the fact that he has made it clear in recent months that he wants to withdraw, as a solution to the paralysis the country is experiencing due to the process of renewing that position, which is also slowing down the government’s activities.
The seventh vote of the process that was completed again this Saturday without agreement: Mattarella received 387 ballots, while there were 60 blanks and 380 abstentions. The quorum needed to elect a president is 505 votesthe absolute majority of the 1 009 voters who have the right to participate.
“The Italians do not deserve more days of confusion. I have a clear conscience, I have made numerous proposals, all of a high standard, all rejected by the left. We defend that Mattarella continues in the Quirinal (seat of the Head of State) and Mario Draghi in Government “, wrote the leader of the far-right League, Matteo Salvini.
“Keeping Mattarella in the Quirinal and Draghi in government is the only way to get Italy out of this excessive madness and lack of political leadership,” the former prime minister remarked. Matteo Renzi, on social networks.
The leader of the Progressive Democratic Party (PD), Enrico Lettaposted a photo on Twitter in which you could read“Thank you, President Mattarella,” while Forza Italia’s Silvio Berlusconi said in a note that he is the only one who can guarantee unity.
However, this idea was criticized by the leader of the far-right Brothers of Italy, Giorgia Meloni: “I would be surprised if Mattarella accepts it, after rejecting this hypothesis firmly and repeatedly,” he stressed on the networks.
eighth ballot paper
Conte explained that the parties will now go to the headquarters of the Italian Presidency to explain the situation to Mattarella himself and there will be a eighth vote at 4:30 p.m.in which the absolute majority in favor of the Sicilian jurist.
Mattarella’s option could put an end to the current blockade that lasts six days, as the coalitions on the right and left have remained far away since the parliamentary process began last Monday and have not reached an understanding.
On Friday, after the right-wing in Parliament collapsed with the candidacy of Senate President Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati – who received even fewer votes than those in the Conservative alliance – Salvini opened up to the highest authority of the state could be another woman.
The leader of the 5 Star Movement (M5S), Giuseppe Conte, also supported this idea, and one of the names that came into force at the time was that of the current head of the country’s secret services, Elisabetta Belloni.
Shortly afterwards, Belloni’s candidacy was described as “unacceptable” by former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who argued that his party, Italia Viva, would not vote for it, and also this Saturday, Forza Italia deputy Antonio Tajani admitted that she foundation I. would prefer a political profile.
Crisis in the far right
The right-wing coalition, formed by Forza Italia and the far-right Brothers of Italy and the League, is experiencing a crisis, after accusations were unleashed on Friday because they knew who crossed the agreed line and did not support Casellati and Forza Italia. decided to act independently.
“The right-wing coalition as it is does not make sense, there are many differences. There must be an association of strong center-right parties, which distinguishes him from extremism,” said Deputy Osvaldo Napoli, a member of the Coraggio Italia- group, said. , whose founder is Giovanni Toti. , who was a member of Forza Italia.