Roma rejected Virginia Raggi and its administrative model. The grillina narrative of the mayor of redemption from bad politics was of no avail. Indeed, it is the traditional parties, those who had held the scepter before this last council in the Capitol, with the coalitions in support of Gianni Alemanno first and Ignazio Marino then, then the center-right and the center-left, to regain possession of the scene. Which makes you think. The latest figures even speak of last place.
Because if the flagship of grillism collapses like this, in the city where the politics of buildings is based, then it means that the anti-systemic wind is no longer blowing. In fact, the national leader of the 5 Star Movement Giuseppe Conte is trying, with poor results, to institutionalize and normalize the image and contents of the creature he coordinates. At the cost of contradicting himself. Rome however, for the grillini, it is not only the fruit of the tree of the past: it is topical, with Virginia Raggi nominated in the guarantee committee of the Contiana management, as a sign of continuity between the “vaffa” and the pochette grillism.
In the neighborhoods where the former mayor broke the bank five years ago, the turnout was lower than in the rest of the city. A deficit of representation that political formations are called to remedy after five years of disaster which have led the capital to be international as international, chaotic and disorganized even in the newspapers, causing damage to the whole national credibility.
It is not a usual fact to leave the competition with this naturalness after only five years of administration: it would be the custom of the voters, at least in general, to grant a second chance or in any case to ensure that the Mayor outgoing access to the ballot: but the Rays, as in the worst political parables that have characterized the administrative experiences of the 5 Star Movement, did not succeed this one, which is a consolidated rule of electoral phenomena.
The plastic image of contemporary Rome is that of wild boars in free exit. But there could be many shots capable of summarizing the failure of the Rays and the 5 Star Movement, starting with those related to the garbage that has invaded the streets in these five years. In general, anyone who goes to the capital or lives there, can realize the involution of a city that is already difficult to govern on its own. The five years that the Romans leave behind were mainly marked by the collective feeling of having made a mistake to get rid of as soon as possible. And the outcome of the first round, which hands over the fate of Rome to the challenge between Enrico Michetti and Roberto Gualtieri, still marks a day of liberation for the majority of citizens.
Because Rome does not have a grill soul: it was a known fact for some time, but the Raggi out of the ballot performs the function of certificate. Just two days ago, as retraced by Adnkronos, the outgoing mayor had come out like this: “With Giuseppe Conte we win and beat Michetti in the ballot. The priorities are work, transport and listening to the least. Let’s go forward with courage. “A certain safety, therefore, with the former yellow-green and yellow-red prime minister at his side, who nevertheless took good care of the Roman arena for the extra time. , in the hope that the city could still surprise everyone.
Virginia Raggi, five years ago, got about 67% of the votes in the second round. The former had reached 35%. Today the 5 Star Movement Romano struggled to reach 20% of the votes. A heavy downsizing that signals how Giuseppe Conte’s convinced disceca in the field did not bring, at best for the Grillina side, any concrete advantage. Rome, which in its heart had already filed the Movement, will not regret the “mayor”, who has been relegated to the role of rear of this administrative competition for the capital.