Mission failed, mission accomplished.
Matteo Renzi has achieved the goal he had set for himself: to destroy the government majority, to annihilate the center-left and to give rise to a government of national unity, delivering the country into the hands of a savior of the homeland whom we now know: it is Mario Draghi, appointed Tuesday evening by President Mattarella to form a government for public health first of all.
These are dramatic moments, underscored by the tone and words of the President who, speaking live on television, informed the country of his decision.
Mattarella explained why early elections are not considered a viable alternative at this time and why it is instead necessary to have a government immediately capable of dealing with the health situation and, furthermore, of achieving the goal of the Recovery Fund.
We are now facing, if not a complete elimination, certainly a threatening reduction of democratic spaces: a real “placing of the country in administration,” as happened with Monti and as would not happen in any other European country, especially at a historical moment like the one we are experiencing.
Political differences are set aside and the fate of our country is entrusted to a distinguished economist. Who can only be called a technocrat under the cloak of disingenuousness.
And when politics takes a step backwards to leave the field to men of finance, it means that the health of democracy is in a poor, terrible condition.
All the more reason to keep our guard up.