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Quirinale: Berlusconi blocks dialogue and says no to Draghi


Sunday highlight of meetings. In the background Mattarella bis Listen to the PODCAST © ANSA

All awaiting the decisions of Silvio Berlusconi.

Two days after the first vote for the election of the new President of the Republic, the Knight seems not to have decided yet and consults his people to find out what they think.

But Forza Italia definitely rejects Mario Draghi's race to the Colle asking that he stay at Palazzo Chigi.

 Listen to "Berlusconi blocks dialogue and says no to Draghi (by Fabrizio Finzi)" on Spreaker.

The political framework thus seems frozen on two lines: the first focuses on Mario Draghi, despite the brakes of the blue party and the difficulties of building a legislative pact to form a government that can reach the end of the legislature; the second aims to know the real moves of the Knight in the next few hours.

A reflection that is holding back a restless Matteo Salvini and feeding nervousness in the center-right. The leader of the League has been announcing for days that he has some valid alternatives to Berlusconi for a candidate who expresses the center-right. In the background remains the emergency option of a Mattarella bis to which the current head of state looks with icy detachment, letting it be known that he will follow the ballots of the vote from his home in Palermo. A distance that confirms the president's thinking on the inappropriateness of his re-election. But even this symbolic gesture will not be enough to stop the encore party that is growing in a bipartisan manner in the two camps.

Even the allies have difficulty in interpreting Berlusconi's silence that, closed in Arcore, they will hear only via zoom. All options are still open: a waiver or not of your candidacy; the surprise launch of one of its candidates; and also a silent exit that would give the political field to Matteo Salvini to try to be the kingmaker of this election. "For the first time in 30 years the center-right has the numbers so it has the honor and the burden of making its proposals, without vetoes and prejudices. We are united and compact for a quick election and not necessarily only by left ", in fact reiterated the leader of the League. In this'surreal atmosphere the parties prepare themselves on the eve by consulting each of their parliamentary groups and the leaders confront each other in a whirlwind of more or less confidential cross-talks. The center-left will make the last point tomorrow with a three-way summit between Enrico Letta, Giuseppe Conte and Roberto Speranza but there is the awareness that the Five Star Movement is in great difficulty and that its parliamentary groups are currently difficult to control in secret of the urn.

Source: ansa

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