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The center-left in search of the very wide field - News

2024-02-27T20:33:44.363Z

Highlights: The leaders of the center-left are already sounding the charge for the next electoral challenge in Abruzzo. Action leader Carlo Calenda recognizes that running alone in the local elections "is not feasible and we will not do it again" The agreements in Basilicata, Piedmont and Umbria need to be closed, even if the ancient disagreements remain, as do the distances between the parties. The Democratic Party, meanwhile, reiterates with Schlein a "stubbornly united" position on the subject of alliances.


Calenda: 'Dialogue with the 5s, but no to structural alliances' (ANSA)


A wind of optimism arrives from Sardinia.

And the leaders of the center-left are already sounding the charge for the next electoral challenge in Abruzzo.

While the dem secretary Elly Schlein and the M5s president Giuseppe Conte enjoy the taste of victory, in the left segment of the hemicycle of Palazzo Montecitorio there is a flourish of smiles and looks to the future.

The hope is to replicate Alessandra Todde's result elsewhere.

And so the maneuvers resume in the so-called wide field, which some would like very wide and others simply "right".

The agreements in Basilicata, Piedmont and Umbria need to be closed, even if the ancient disagreements remain, as do the distances between the parties.

We therefore proceed with caution, with the necessary distinctions and some innovations.




    Action leader Carlo Calenda is responsible for stirring things up.

In light of the Sardinian defeat, he recognizes that running alone in the local elections "is not feasible and we will not do it again".

"To stay in the game", he is open to agreements for the next regional games also with the 5s, about which he often had no words to say.

"It's impossible to do otherwise," he explains.

"If there are valid candidates with a shareable programme, we need to seek the widest possible alliance on content", he adds.

In short, a very broad field.

Even if the leader of Action is closed to structural alliances on a national level: "we have never created governments with them and we do not intend to create them".




    Some M5s deputies, who are keen to remember the constant attacks received from the ranks of Action, joke about it: "it would be one of the many political repositionings to which he has accustomed us".


    An ironic reply also comes from the Avs area with Angelo Bonelli.

"I am very happy - he says - that today Calenda understands that there is no room for elements that can divide".

The leader of Green Europe asks to valorise the meeting points, but does not give up on highlighting the differences: "if Calenda wants to build a government alternative with nuclear power in mind, we are not there".

Nicola Fratoianni himself claims a "determining" role for Si precisely on the red side of the "yellow-red" team.




    The Democratic Party, meanwhile, reiterates with Schlein a "stubbornly united" position on the subject of alliances and welcomes Calenda's words on the M5s.

The secretary, one year after her victory in the primaries, celebrates her PD being the first party in Sardinia and reflects on the result: it is proof that "the direction taken is the right one".

The Dem minority, always skeptical about the embrace with the 5s, is extending its hand for now, even if tensions on the issue of the third mandate are not excluded.

It is rather the supporters of the wide field who make themselves heard in the dem's house.

In an increasing pressure for the agreements to be closed in the territories, which also involves the father of the Ulivo Romano Prodi.

"The more the center-left unites, the more it wins," says the former prime minister.




    Around the 5 Star Movement, however, a more cautious attitude dominates.

Conte prefers to speak of "the right field", continuing to reject "artificially constructed wide fields".

In short, the line remains that of a clear no to "hodgepodges" or "electoral signs".

"The need - explain M5s sources - is not to get caught up in the enthusiasm and consolidate a working method calibrated on the specificity of the territories".

In short, programs first, without leaps forward and in a relationship of equals with the Democratic Party.


    With the vote in Abruzzo just around the corner, where all the centre-left parties are running together, the real game remains Basilicata.

Here the lists are to be closed in just over 20 days and former minister Roberto Speranza calls for "vetoes and prejudices" to fall.

Works in progress. 

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