More than a peace it seems an armistice that broke out in the last hours between Enrico Letta And Matteo Renzi, appeared ready (in words) to file the infamous “Enrico, be calm“With the full support of Italy Viva to the candidacy of the secretary of Democratic party at supplementary of Siena.
Read is a candidate to fill the vacant seat at the House of Representatives after the resignation of the former Minister of Economy and current president of Unicredit, Pier Carlo Padoan, with the intention of defeating the unified candidate of the center-right Tommaso Marrocchesi. In recent days, in an interview with The nation, Renzi he had wanted to dictate his line clearly to the secretary dem: he would receive the support of Iv to Siena only by giving up “the crazy idea of transforming the Pd in the sixth star from With you“.
Now, however, the climate seems to have changed, according to reports Republic, although the two have not yet met. “I am convinced that we should help Read to Siena because it can do a lot of good, ”he said Renzi, as reported by the Roman newspaper. “I’ll ask the members of Italia Viva to support it “.
The turning point is linked, according to the senator of Rignano sull’Arno, to the appeal to unity launched yesterday by the secretary of Pd in a post on Facebook. “Refusing would have been a desertion: underestimating the challenge would be an act of arrogance and shortsightedness towards my party and towards this territory”, he explained Read, motivating the reasons for their candidacy and then addressing the whole center left. “I openly and publicly ask for support from citizens, movements, associations, parties that are interested in converging on my name in the territory of the College, in promoting a clear and sustainable vision of territorial development, to thwart the victory of the unified right-wing candidate“.
Renzi he defined those of the dem secretary as “important words”. “He took a step in the direction of an enlargement of the coalition, I hope we can close in the next few hours to support Read to Siena, so we get out of the history of the ‘stay calm‘”.
Yet, despite the declarations, without a meeting between the two leaders and a formalized agreement, the alleged peace between the two takes on more the shape of an armistice. “In politics we need agreements, appeals are limited to warming the hearts”, underlined the president of Italia Viva, Ettore Rosato. “Or with the reformists or with i 5 stars“, The Deputy Minister for Infrastructure commented, Teresa Bellanova., noting that Iv “does not want to hand over the Siena college to the right”, but not at all costs. And here the stakes set by come back Matteo Renzi.
“We will do everything to support Enrico Letta: I have nothing against him and I have no desire for revenge, but we must understand what the secretary of the Pd. Because we cannot be decisive one day and shoot at us another: if we are decisive then let them tell us “, underlined yesterday the senator of Rignano sull’Arno in an interview with the deputy director of Huffpost, Alessandro De Angelis, for the presentation of his latest book “Countercurrent” to Pescara.
“For the supplementary of Siena, the candidacy of Enrico Letta it is set in the spirit of maximum openness and unity ”, respond instead from Pd on relations with Italy Viva, according to reports Huffpost. “It is a candidacy that comes from below, from the territory, and which will translate into a true electoral campaign, of proximity and involvement to associations, civil society, all those networks of citizens who recognize themselves in the values of the center-left. The goal is to beat the right. It is a supplementary in a single-member college and is won with the votes of all. With this assumption we are confident that solutions will be found that are up to the challenge and that no one wants to hand over the victory to Salvini And Melons“.