The great loser of the whole Rai game is the one who until the end had had reassurances from Palazzo Chigi about his appointment as CEO of Viale Mazzini. There is a male name that has been particularly seared. But at the last moment, on the wire, Mario Draghi definitely changed his mind.
Why? This is the big question that hovers in the editorial offices of the newspapers but also among the secretariats of the political parties that had not in the least been warned of Super Mario’s intentions. The answer is actually very simple: the former ECB number one made a “gentlemen’s pact” with the PD on the “justice” game and all the other reforms.
In short, Mario Draghi “sold” Rai to the PD (also at the suggestion of the Quirinale with which there was a confrontation immediately before the appointments) in exchange for parliamentary help (towards the Grillini “allies”) to get approval without jolts in Parliament the reforms useful to the NRP that have been promised to Europe. And on which Mario Draghi will play his face.
Yes, because the 5 Stars are having tantrums and if they end up in the hands of the Trumpian Giuseppe Conte for the Bidenian Draghi they will be pains. So what did Mario Draghi and the Quirinale plan to do in duplex? They have seen fit to put RAI in the hands of the PD so that in exchange the Democratic Party with its strategists and elders, always listened to by “Giuseppi” Conte, can take care of keeping at bay the ardors, divisions and desires for revenge of the 5 Stars.
In short, Mario Draghi’s primary objective, and his phone call to Beppe Grillo also testifies to it, is to prevent the internal quarrels of the 5 Stars from jeopardizing the government and its future race to the Quirinale. This is the real reason why, in an apparently inexplicable way, and despite what Draghi himself was saying, namely that a man of the “accounts” was needed, in the end it was decided to go to the Fuortes-Soldi duo.
Without considering that there is also a bit of this reasoning: that is, the strategy will also be useful in view of the possible ascent of super Mario to the Colle because also in this case the PD will be needed to keep the grillini at bay, which will probably go in no particular order. .
In short, super Mario with RAI kills two birds with one stone: on the one hand, the totalitarian support of the Democratic Party is assured in view of the approval of the reforms that will be used to take Europe’s money (which is the most important thing that this government will have to do) but, more importantly, through the Democratic Party it will try to “calm” the hot spirits of the 5 Stars and convince them not to make too many fuss in the parliamentary approval of the reforms; on the other hand, Palazzo Chigi aims to obtain the support of the Democratic Party (and through them that of the grillini) also in view of the race for the Quirinale.
But Rai’s choice was also affected by the need to curb the sovereignists: Draghi moves on a subtle centrist balance and does not want (just as the Quirinale does not want it) that the extreme wings get too wide. And this also applies to those who, like Salvini, have been riding government action for some time, making it their flag.
Not to mention that with the choice of Marinella Soldi, Mario Draghi also winks at Matteo Renzi, one of those who will be among the king makers of the next election for the Colle: the well-informed know perfectly well that Soldi years ago the first choice of the former leader of Rignano for Rai and who would have wanted it in the place of Campo dall’Orto. In short, those who had doubts about the fact that Mario Draghi was not a political goal are now served.