In the week that should put the brakes on the electoral law, a pact signed by Renzi, Berlusconi and Grillo, the Italian left is taking small steps toward building programmatic platform with those famous 10 points that other left movements in France, England and Germany are proposing in electoral contests across the Old Continent.
Labor, welfare and immigration are on the agenda for a section of Europe in opposition to the Macron-Merkel-Renzi axis, which is celebrating itself for having blocked the populist danger.
The demand for a left that can reclaim its voice, its role and representation in the Italian political landscape abounds in the wake of the vote that leaders, male and female, young or old, received on the European stage. There is a demand for an alternative perspective, capable of building a movement that asks citizens to participate directly in its formation. Not just with a like or with the rites of cooptation.
In Italy, the family of the left — Labor, libertarian and ecologist initiatives — look like an archipelago that survived the volcanic eruption of their electorate, with the widespread support of the 5 Star Movement, of Renzism, with the splitting off of a part of the Democratic Party, with the diaspora of Sel-Italian Left. If the threshold for the future electoral law will be 5 percent, the left faces a big hurdle that must be transformed into a goal.