The Northern League leader: “I will not criticize any candidate, but we made the choice late”
MILAN. Matteo Salvini entrusts his first comment on the electoral blow to Tg1. Self-criticism, yes, but only on the low turnout, “because we have chosen the best possible candidates anyway.” Chosen late, though. Salvini reproaches the center-right not for his choices, but for having made them late: «Next year there will be a vote in twenty-five provincial capitals. The center-right has a duty to identify candidates as soon as possible, quickly and well. I propose that it do so by November. We arrived late for the vote in Milan, Naples and Bologna ».
A couple of hours later, at Porta a Porta, the comment of the leader of the Northern League leaves no room for misunderstandings: “When one loses, one loses … In Milan and Bologna we lost, if I came to claim the 50 mayors of the League in more pretending nothing happened I would do nonsense ».
Salvini then appeals for the “very important” ballots of Turin and Rome and claims victory in many municipalities, “from North to South I can mention Varese, Latina and Caserta, which were governed by the center-left and where the center-right takes the lead in the ballot . Tonight we will have more communes than this morning. “
I also sink against the media: “In the last week they have been more concerned with someone’s private life (his spin doctor Luca Morisi, ed) than with the great issues that interest Italians”. The League will now focus its attention on the reform of citizenship income, the reduction of taxes and the no to the revision of cadastral income.
And, still on politics, Salvini says that it would be “irresponsible to use the vote to bring down the government of national unity.” Today the Italians were voting to elect mayors: if someone uses the vote to overthrow the government of national unity, they are very wrong. We are here and here we stay. I’m not passionate about the debate on the electoral law, but the debate on work, taxes and the future of the country ».