The program has everything but the kitchen sink: a “code of laws regarding the status of pets,” “the direct election of the President of the Republic,” support for the poor, massive aid to families, “an extraordinary plan for the raising of the capital, Rome, to the standards of the major European capitals,” renewable energy, an increase of the smallest pensions, the straightforward doubling of disability pensions, the reduction in the number of parliamentarians, and the introduction of tied credit.
Not just a governing program, the 10 points that have been drawn up by the press and propaganda office of the center-right coalition are a manifesto carefully crafted so that everyone—absolutely everyone—can find a promise that applies to them and a glimmer of hope.
What about the abolition of the Fornero law, a bitterly contentious issue these days? That is also included, as Salvini demanded. However, it is accompanied by a small qualification that softens and weakens the proposal: “A new pension reform, economically and socially sustainable.”