Italian parties have pointed out that the current President of the RepublicSergio Mattarella is back in office despite the fact that he has made it clear in recent months that he wants to retire to address the paralysis the country is experiencing as a result of the process of renewing the position, which The process is also slowing down government activity.
“Italians don’t deserve to be confused for a few more days. I have a clear conscience, I made countless proposals, all at the top, all rejected by the left. We defend Mattarella to continue in the Quirinal (the seat of the head of state) and Mario Draghi in the government,” Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right coalition, wrote.
Former prime minister Matteo Renzi wrote on social media: “Leaving Mattarella in the Quirinal and Draghi governments is to free Italy from this extravagant madness and lack of politics. The only way to lead.”
Progressive Democratic Party (PD) leader Enrico Letta tweeted a photo with the caption “Thank you, President Mattarella” while the leader of Forza Italy Silvio Berlusconi said in a note that he is the only one who can guarantee unity.
However, the idea was criticized by Giorgio Meloni, the leader of Italy’s far-right brothers: “I would be surprised if Mattarella accepted this assumption after firmly and repeatedly rejecting it.”he emphasized in the network.
Mattarella’s choice could end the current six-day blockade, as the coalition of right and left remains nowhere in sight and an understanding has not been reached since the start of the parliamentary process last Monday.
On Friday, after the right-wing collapsed in parliament over Senate presidency candidate Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati – who had fewer votes than those who formed the conservative coalition -, Salvini is open to the possibility that the country’s top authority could be another woman.
Giuseppe Conte, leader of the Movement for 5 Stars (M5S), also supported the idea, and one of the names gaining power at the time was Elisabetta Belloni, the current head of the country’s Secret Service.
Soon after, Belloni’s candidacy branded as ‘unacceptable’ for him Former Prime Minister Matteo Renzihe suggested that his party, Italia Viva, would not vote for her, and this Saturday Forza Italia’s deputy, Antonio Tajani, admitted his formation prefers a political image.
The right-wing coalition of Forza Italia and the far-right Italian brethren and coalition is experiencing a crisis after accusations on Friday that they knew who had crossed agreed lines and did not support Casellati and Forza Italia’s decision to act independently.
“The current right-wing coalition doesn’t make sense, there are a lot of divisions. There must be a strong coalition of centre-right partieswhich is different from extremism,” said deputy Osvaldo Naples, a member of the Italian group Coragio, whose founder is Giovanni Toti, a member of Forza Italia. .