quirinal consultations today



Consultations have begun at the Quirinal for the birth of the Government. On 21st October Mattarella is due to hand over the post of Prime Minister to Giorgia Meloni who will have to find a “solid” majority in Parliament.

The first to go to Mattarella for consultations on the morning of October 20 was the President of the Senate, Ignazio La Russa. Following the President of the Chamber, Lorenzo Fontana. Then the parliamentary group For the autonomies (SVP-Patt, Campobase and Sud Chiama Nord) of the Senate. “A cordial and exciting conversation,” said La Russa, leaving the Quirinal at the end of the meeting. “Thank you. There is no reason to add anything: the interview was very cordial and I must say that it is always exciting to speak with the president,” La Russa told reporters pending.

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The President of the Chamber, Lorenzo Fontana, left the Vetrata workshop without making any statement. The meeting with Mattarella lasted 15 minutes. From 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, October 20, it will be the turn of Verdi-Sinistra, Action-Iv, M5S and PD. Tomorrow morning, October 21, the center-right will go up to Colle will go up together, with a delegation made up of Fdi-Lega-Fi-Moderati. “President Berlusconi will certainly be part of the delegations, we have already communicated this to the Quirinal,” Alessandro Cattaneo, head of the Forza Italia group in the Chamber, told Radio 24. “The four groups will all go together, with the group leaders – added Cattaneo – so there will be me, Licia Ronzulli and the leader of the party, Silvio Berlusconi. The other parties will do the same tomorrow at 10:30 am”.

Consultations, Pending Melons

Behind the scenes of the quirinal consultations Giorgia Meloni, the leader of Fratelli d’Italia, the party that won the September 25 elections, is living through turbulent times. Right center fibrillations are much higher than observers expected. And the ghost of Vladimir Putin hangs over the birth of the government of the first female Prime Minister in the history of Italy.

Giorgia Meloni. Photo Ansa

Audio recordings leaked outside Forza Italia, in which Berlusconi actually sides with the Russian president in the war in Ukraine and attacks Volodymyr Zelensky, had the effect of an unprecedented political bombshell. After Giorgia Meloni’s scathing reply – “either the government will be Atlanticist and pro-European, or it won’t” – the bridges are in place. But it is not certain that Meloni will be able to put in place an executive capable of lasting over time.

Draghi’s greeting

Meanwhile, on October 19, on the eve of the Quirinal consultations, Mario Draghi greets the journalists. “What have I learned in 20 months? Too many things, ”said the outgoing Prime Minister. “It was an incredible experience of which I am extremely happy. It ends in a very satisfactory way. We all have a good conscience of the work done. ” “I thank you from the bottom of my heart – added Draghi – During these 20 months , between the pandemic and the energy crisis, you have rendered an extraordinary service to the citizens. You have helped them track and understand what is going on. An extraordinary service also for Italian democracy. You, the free press, have had from the Prime Minister, from me, the respect which is due to the free press, by answering the questions as clearly as possible”.

Draghi and Mattarella. Photo Twitter @Quirinale

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