Today is the day of controversy but also of repositioning. This is the scenario from day after after the “secret” vote – granted by President Casellati – to the Senate which in fact gave the green light to the “trap” and ditched the Bill Zan. A vote that saw the exponents of the center-right cheering with lots of stadium choirs and applause while the country, on the other hand, was clamoring for approval. A law, that on homotransphobia, which had reached the discussion of Palazzo Madama already strongly opposed by the Lega with Pillon and Ostellari, by the Brothers of Italy and which yesterday also recorded the vote against by Forza Italia and Italia Viva. Twenty-three fatal votes for the Democratic Party which promoted the DDL with the support of M5S, LeU and Articolo1. The snipers were also decisive.
In short, the Democratic Party after winning the local elections collects the first “defeat of the Palazzo” and probably also the “new Olive Tree” imagined by Enrico Letta comes out at least reduced in terms of ‘vast area’ that should have gone from Carlo Calenda to Giuseppe Conte. Why, what has come out is a real count – or tactical maneuver, if you like – in view of the vote, now imminent, for the Quirinale and the post Sergio Mattarella. On these issues, we posed questions to Nicola Oddati, member of the national leadership of the Democratic Party, coordinator of the Democratic Agora and Rete Prossima.
Nicola Oddati, how to read yesterday’s vote in the Senate on the Zan bill?
I very much agree with the reading given by the secretary Enrico Letta. Yesterday’s vote has several facets: first of all it is a low blow to the image of Italy. We are a great democratic, open and tolerant country. And rejecting a norm of great civilization for petty palace games is not a pretty sight. Then the havoc of that applause that followed the vote is a gratuitous offense done to those who have been waiting for this law for years to be recognized with sacrosanct rights. Furthermore, I find it unacceptable that the dress rehearsal in view of the vote on the Quirinale, this game of agreements, is played on the skin of the people. There couldn’t be worse. I found it all very bleak.
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