Roberto Gualtieri’s confession at TPI Fest! by Sabaudia. The former Minister of Economy, during the interview with the director of TPI Giulio Gambino, revealed that last autumn Nicola Zingaretti, at the time secretary of the PD, asked him to run for mayor of Rome. “At that moment, however, I refused – explained Gualtieri on the Sabaudia stage – because I was busy as a minister”.
Gualtieri thus clarifies some aspects of the tangled affair that involved the choice, by the PD, of the candidate for mayor in the capital. For months, before the formalization of Gualtieri’s candidacy, numerous voices ran after each other, including the one that wanted the whole PD to press on Zingaretti so that he could stand as a candidate.
But now it emerges that Zingaretti himself, already several months ago, wished for a candidacy of the former Minister of Economy in Rome. An offer initially declined by Gualtieri, then a minister, and which then became concrete.
During the interview with the director of TPI Giulio Gambino, Gualtieri tackled many issues concerning Rome and the race for the Capitol, not sparing some hard attacks, first of all to Virginia Raggi: “It is unwatchable. In parties it can go well or badly, in this case with Raggi it went badly at the M5S, to voters and citizens of Rome who found themselves with a mayor who did not live up to expectations. We believe that the current arrival in Rome must go home. While the mayor Raggi goes to magnify small interventions that in Rome are called the romanelle, concrete barrel on pit that after a few months returns as before. It is true that it spins like a top, but I would prefer it to be at the Capitol to govern the services rather than in the permanent election campaign ”.
“You ask me if I will be deputy mayor in case Virginia Raggi wins again? The answer is no but – added Gualtieri on the Sabaudia stage – the appearances which are a technical form of building a coalition. In the second round, unlike the first, they do not work because that is not the element that convinces voters. “.
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