Silvio Berlusconi he would have offered the keys to Forza Italia to the president of Coni Giovanni Malagò, a veteran of the Olympic triumphs in Tokyo. But the sports number one would have replied: “No, thank you”. The meeting – we read in Repubblica – took place at Villa Certosa in Sardinia, built thanks to the diplomacy of Gianni Letta, a friend of both. Thus we would have come to probe Malagò.
A surprise move, a radical renewal that in the intentions would allow the image of the party to be rebuilt. “Can you help us?”, The former premier would have said to the number one of the Olympic committee. For Berlusconi, on the other hand, Olympic victories are positive marketing.
Superimposing – continues Repubblica – Forza Italia on those triumphs, mixing pop and political slogans are a trademark. Create a sort of Sports Party, winning and with a leadership that does not come from politics. The political key would obviously be that of stability. Of a political force that is not very sovereign and very “Draghian”.
But the story doesn’t seem to have had a happy ending. Because Malagò listens, he is flattered by the proposal, he takes a few days to think about it. He consults with friends. Finally he thanks and refuses. The former president of the Chamber Pier Ferdinando Casini was also seen at villa Certosa. The centrist senator is another friend of the leader. A moderate who also dreams of climbing the Colle. Perhaps the blue leader’s backup plan.