The show is frankly unwatchable, a week after the vote that swept Matteo Renzi and his government. I mean the public show, played “from above” by the entire establishment.
The way the Gentiloni government has been set up, the procedures of his office (with the so-called parallel consultations between the Presidential Palace and the government palace, things never seen before!). And then its composition (a photocopy of the Renzi government).
This is an insult to the Italian vote, to the principle of reality, to the Constitution itself, which was miraculously saved on Dec. 4, in particular to its Article 1 and the less-known Article 54 (which bestows upon public servants “the duty to fulfill such functions with discipline and honor,” which means accepting popular verdicts and respecting truth and promises made).
The fact that a “Renzi man” is sitting in the government palace, that the majority of the Renzi government members have kept their seats and, above all, that Renzi continues to own the golden share by staying as secretary of the Democratic Party where he will relentlessly pollute political life, in spite of his promise that in case of defeat he would retire from all his positions, constitute devastating damage not only to the image of him and his party, but for the entire country.