Loredana De Petris is the leader of the Mixed Group, the Italian Parliament’s political grab bag, which represents a number of minor parties across the political spectrum. But in the country’s recent political climate, this group has had greater influence as traditional parties fail to persuade the electorate and high profile leaders, including the president of the Chamber of Deputies, belong to the group.
We spoke with De Petris about the dynamics and consequences of the March 4 election.
Senator Loredana De Petris, is Liberi e Uguali willing to enter into a single-issue government with Renzi and Forza Italia?
We are absolutely against, and unwilling to enter, any grand coalitions, and that has been at the core of our entire campaign.
But on Wednesday, LeU president Grasso said that if President Mattarella were to ask you to join a government for the purpose of passing a new election law, you wouldn’t say no.