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Italy. Resumption of talks between PD and Five Stars for a government alliance

2019-08-28T07:04:59.346Z

After strong tensions, the dialogue resumed, in Italy, Tuesday, August 27 between the 5 Stars Movement (M5S, antisystem) and the Democratic Party (PD, center left) to try to form a new coalition government, after the breakup of the one with the League (far right) of Matteo Salvini.



After strong tensions, the dialogue resumed, in Italy, Tuesday, August 27 between the 5 Stars Movement (M5S, antisystem) and the Democratic Party (PD, center left) to try to form a new coalition government, after the breakup of the one with the League (far right) of Matteo Salvini.

Against all odds, Donald Trump gave a boost to the renewal of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, just crossed the G7 Biarritz in southwestern France. The US president said in a tweet that "things look good" for the resigned Italian head of government, praising "a very talented man" who "represented Italy forcefully in the G7" and hoped that he will "remain prime minister" .

The M5S had canceled Tuesday, August 27, at the last moment, a meeting of talks with the PD demanding, before any further discussions, that the main left-wing formation officially and officially confirms the re-appointment of Giuseppe Conte, considered a close 5 Stars Movement (M5S, antisystem).

Endangering any union

"It's not going at all. In such a delicate phase for the country, there is no time to lose. At PD [Democratic Party] , they still have confused ideas , " had M5S, the sharp tone bordering the break.

With its weight as the first formation in Parliament since the parliamentary elections of 2018 (32% of votes), the M5S intends to weigh on the sharing of ministries with the PD, which began to lose patience.

The head of Senators PD Andrea Marcucci, has tasted the cancellation of the meeting between Giuseppe Conte, the leader of the Democratic Party Nicola Zingaretti and the boss of the M5S Luigi Di Maio, accusing him by name of putting in danger any union due of "his personal ambitions" .

appeasement

It was time for appeasement in the middle of the afternoon. "Let's say I'm more optimistic, the negotiation is off , " said Andrea Marcucci, on arrival at a meeting of the tenors of his party.

"We welcome the opening words of several influential members of the Democratic Party on the role of President Giuseppe Conte. Yes to a dialogue on the program, " confirmed the M5S in a statement, sealing the resumption of discussions.

The delegations of the two formations were to meet at 6 pm (4 pm GMT) in the Chamber of Deputies to "work on a common document , " said M5S in another note.

"False indiscretions"

The Movement welcomed the development of Giuseppe Conte's services on "false indiscretions disclosed in recent hours" , in reference to press reports that Luigi Di Maio was seeking the seat of minister of the Interior, previously occupied by Matteo Salvini.

In the opinion of those around him, Nicola Zingaretti is no longer vetoing the maintenance of Giuseppe Conte as head of a new government. But he refuses that the Prime Minister be flanked by two vice-premiers from each side, like the unstable outgoing executive.

Mattarella consults

In parallel, Italian President Sergio Mattarella has started a second round of consultations with Italian political parties, but this Wednesday, August 28 will be the most decisive since he has an appointment with major political parties.

Time is running out: President Mattarella is waiting by Wednesday night for a project with a "solid majority" , with a joint program and a convincing list for ministerial portfolios.

A program and a list for this Wednesday

Otherwise Sergio Mattarella would convene new legislation, probably for November 10, while he is notoriously opposed in a difficult phase for the third economy of the euro area, heavily indebted and at a standstill.

The markets seemed to bet on an agreement. After the resumption of the PD-M5S talks, the stock market ended up 1.52% while the spread (gap between the Italian and German interest rates) was down sharply, to 183 points against 201 points at closing. Monday evening.

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