“I had decided to accept the invitation to run as President of the Calabria Region and lead a fair and loyal battle, openly, with clear words and concrete proposals to restore dignity to Calabria and pride to the Calabrians. I prefer, however, with pain , take a step to the side to prevent events, which – I strongly emphasize – do not concern me personally, from giving rise to exploitation that would have nothing to do with the merit of the electoral campaign “. This was written in a note by Maria Antonietta Ventura, indicated by Pd and Cinquestelle as a candidate for the presidency of the Calabria Region.
“I have the responsibility to protect – he explains – the more than 1,000 families of direct and indirect workers relating to the companies of my group. The social and civic commitment to protect the Calabrians will continue, with even greater determination, in the forms that I have always carried forward”. Ventura’s reference is to the controversies relating to legal matters concerning the family business.
With the decision of the Ventura in Calabria, the Pd-M5s system for applications is shaking
To announce the name of the entrepreneur, Enrico Letta, Roberto Speranza and Giuseppe Conte, then leader in pectore of the 5 Stars, took the field. It seemed like the squaring of the circle, the achievement of that agreement pursued at national level but which for the administrative authorities was struggling to take off. To support Ventura’s candidacy and alleviate the stomach aches that even his name had caused, not only in the Democratic Party but also in other parties – Fratoianni dissociated himself from the choice by reiterating his support for de Magistris – Enrico Letta had announced the his arrival in Calabria for 13 and 14 July.
Instead, the Grillo-Conte clash before – which had already created doubts – and now the step on the side of the Ventura, call everything into question, even in Calabria. It is difficult to say now what the developments may be. The choice of the Ventura makes the whole system of agreements between Pd and M5s shake and you risk the domino effect.