(ANSA) - PALERMO, 12 MAY - "My season as mayor is over. But neither my season nor that of the mayors is over".
Leoluca Orlando concludes his long mandate, which began in 1985 with the first "anomalous" junctions that gave birth to the "spring" of Palermo, but announces that there will be a future.
"I will talk about it - he says in a conference at Casa Professa - when I am no longer mayor".
Meanwhile, he claims that today you can be proud to present yourself as Palermo.
The balance that Orlando presents is in the numbers of the tables indicate a positive trend in cultural activities, personal services, the design of a tram system, digital innovation, the strong increase in tourist presences.
But there is also more in the mayor's report: "Palermo is the culturally most changed city in Europe. To describe the economic effects of this change and at the same time to indicate the works already financed and planned, and ready to be built, I express my hope and the wish that the new mayor will know how to give consistency to that vision. It is a vision that has made law and rights the discriminating factor not only with the application of the law but with the implementation of everyone's rights: from death row inmates to LGBTs, to migrants Today Palermo
thanks to these changes, has become a tourist city and it is clear to everyone what all this means for the economy.My wish as a Palermo is that that vision we have believed so many will not be betrayed by the future administrations ".
Orlando's farewell is reflected in the title of the meeting: "Mission accomplished, to be completed".
There is therefore a lot to do. However, the outgoing mayor can say: "The most important goal achieved is that of being able to say in the world that being Palermo is not a cause for shame. Sorry for a little while".