The future “progressive coalition” has put out the first save-the-dates for its campaign stops. The first is in Milan on May 19-21 and the second in Rome in mid-June.
The path of dialogue with the Democratic Party is increasingly impractical. The new-old secretary Matteo Renzi has sent daunting signals since the night of his re-election, when, in his acceptance speech to volunteers, he delivered a warning to centrists outside and inside the party: “We want to make a grand coalition with the citizens, not with the alleged parties that do not even represent themselves.” On Thursday, Matteo Orfini’s confirmation as party president was seen as another clue of the closure: He is the most outspoken politician saying no to any alliances with the left.
The message is clear. So, Giuliano Pisapia and his companions, who rejected the offer of a place on the lists of the Democratic Party, just have to take note. The former mayor will continue his united offensive. But meanwhile he’s preparing a plan B: to consolidate a “collegial leadership” capable of building a center-left coalition without the Democratic Party. ”The lonely man in command is not the only formation,” Chamber President Laura Boldrini the newspaper Corriere della Sera.