Matteo Salvini Giorgia Meloni Silvio Berlusconi
Quirinale, to rebalance FdI wants all 5 delegates belonging to the opposition where the Center-right does not govern
Tension builds in Center-right on the match of Quirinale. But this time the fibrillation does not concern the candidate or candidates for the post of Head of State but the imminent election by the regional councils of delegates. As foreseen by the Constitution, 58 regional delegates also participate in the vote to elect the President of the Republic, three for each region between the Valle d’Aosta who has the right to only one great elector. According to what appears to Affaritaliani.it, the rule that applies in the center-right is that where the coalition is majority the president of the junta, or the governor, and the president of the regional council will go to Rome (the third belongs to the opposition).
Apart from the very particular case of Lombardy, where the League has both the governor, Attilio Fontana, both the Prime Minister, Alessandro Fermi, elected in 2018 on the Forza Italia lists but then passed with the Carroccio, Matteo Salvini’s party, according to these internal rules, should play the lion’s share by sending 13 regional delegates to Montecitorio on 24 January, practically a quarter of the total . But what’s even more surprising is that Forza Italia-Udc they should reach 9, an exaggeration given that in the polls the Azzurri are worth about a third of the League and above all of Brothers of Italy. Exactly, FdI.
For the moment the party chaired by Giorgia Meloni is stopped at 3 (governors in Abruzzo and Marche and president of the regional council in Umbria). As Affaritaliani.it is able to anticipate, Fratelli d’Italia will ask the other parties of the coalition to have all 5 delegates where the Center-right is opposition (Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Lazio, Campania and Puglia). But it is equally certain that Lega and Forza Italia will say no, proposing the 2-2-1 scheme (respecting the current national polls, therefore only one delegate to the blues).
Meloni will never accept this solution, but neither will the compromise 3-1-1. The goal of FdI is to reach 8 regional delegates, or a step below Forza Italia-Udc. Sources from the center-right parties explain that “it will not be easy to find an agreement“and that a lot of tension is expected in the coalition. Finally there is the very special case of Trentino Alto Adige. Formally they are two autonomous provinces, Trento and Bolzano, but to elect the delegates for the election of the President of the Republic the two regional councils meet in common session.
The League is in the majority with the German-speaking autonomists in South Tyrol and expresses the president in Trentino, so almost certainly a delegate will go to the Carroccio and one to the Svp. The big question mark is on the third delegate, which belongs to the opposition. Who will win the Pd And Brothers of Italy? Will the Lega, which has many advisers especially in Trento, defend its right-wing ally?
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