AGI – Three days after the close of the rallies in view of the first round of administrations for the Capitol, the clash between Carlo Calenda and the Pd.
The former Minister of Development, running as a civic for the Municipality also with the support of Italia Viva, for months has engaged in a bitter verbal dispute with the Roman Democratic Party which supports his leadership is to change from top to bottom.
That same party that, last autumn, in a different political context, for a brief moment had toyed with the idea of supporting the run of the leader of Action.
The accusations of the former minister
Now comes Calenda’s attack: “The Democratic Party is circulating on broadcast lists, in defiance of the regulations, a survey entrusted to an unknown agency which obviously says that Gualtieri is Obama. It’s just the last episode. The attacks made by many executives made for the appreciations who addressed me Giorgetti“.
For Calenda, the story shows that “the people who control the top of the Roman Democratic Party, Bettini, Astorre And Mancini, I’m a problem“.
The former minister speaks of “acts between low blows and despair”. While, addressing the candidate of the center-left Roberto Gualtieri, he underlines: “It is useless to say that I am not interested in arguing with Calenda and then you send forth four jokers. You are a capable and respectable person, there is no need to get carried away by these people. “. A exhibited at AgCom on each other.
The demo replica
The reply of the Roman Democratic Party through its legal representative Renato Palmisano: “We do not understand the basis of what assumption Carlo Calenda tries to threaten to make a complaint against the Democratic Party of Rome for a poll which he acquired surreptitiously and which was not disclosed in any way by the Democratic Party of Rome. what in the jargon is defined as reckless quarrel “.
And again: “If Carlo Calenda doesn’t like the data from the poll commissioned by the Democratic Party of Rome – according to the rules – we can’t do anything about it. The voters will have their say on Sunday”.
The dispute between Calenda and the Roman dem, basically, concerns the dispute of an adjacent electoral space.
In the days leading up to the vote, with the center-right candidate Enrico Michetti given in the head by the surveys but appeared in trouble, all the contenders try to wrest the consent of the largest number of undecided.
Rays against Michetti
The same mayor Virginia rays a few days ago he has shifted the focus of his attacks from Gualtieri to Michetti. Today the M5s presses: “Michetti runs away from confrontations, he doesn’t have a shred of idea for Rome. He is the perfect candidate for Salvini and Meloni, but they too are starting to think again, understanding the mistake made …”.
The most direct reply to Calenda came from Goffredo Bettini, the king of the past seasons of the Roman center-left. “Throughout the election campaign Calenda tried to strike a fight with me. I never answered him. Not to advertise him. Today he returns to offend with a video. These are his last gasps”, explains Bettini. “I invite my friends and my friends – he adds – who have followed me in my battles on Rome and who esteem me, not to vote for him. Also because Sunday will all be over for him”.
The Minister of Labor Andrea is also tough Orlando: “I think it is quite clear that in Rome the right realized that the candidate was wrong and the Lega decided to support Calenda. It is uninteresting to discuss whether Calenda is right-wing or not, it is more a recognized objective than Calenda is today. the candidate of the right and of the League in particular ”.
In short, a full-blown head-on collision. Not exactly the best viaticum for the dialogue that could open on Monday evening between the parties. If Gualtieri could reach the ballot, a plausible scenario, he has already said that he does not intend to make appearances but to ask the voters who in the first round voted for the mayor of the M5s and precisely for Calenda.