Renzi castles himself and complicates the formation of a government in Italy

To the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, who this Friday it will close its round of consultations to tackle the political crisis, the search for a solution has become complicated and everything indicates that it will need more time, after the former Prime Minister and leader of Italia Viva, Matteo Renzi, has frozen, for the moment, the name of Giuseppe Conte in front of a new government.

Renzi, who forced the crisis to withdraw Italia Viva from the government majority Two weeks ago, he did not give Mattarella a name to lead the executive and said that, although he prefers to support a political government, he would also do so with an institutional one, but that his former partners must first tell them if they want to count on them.

Renzi’s “check” removes the possibility that Conte, twice prime minister with two different majorities, can re-form a third Executive.

For the moment, during yesterday’s session they expressed their support for Conte the Democratic Party (PD, center-left) and Free and Equal (LeU, left), in addition to the new party of the “Europeists” born on purpose to support this Executive.

But without Renzi the accounts do not go out for a third Government led by Conte or “Count-ter”.

According to the Italian media, Renzi would support a mandate to the current president of the Chamber of Deputies and exponent of the anti-system 5 Star Movement (M5S), Roberto Fico, to undertake the search for a new majority.

Mattarella will close the round of consultations today by receiving the M5S delegation, which supports an Executive with Conte, but who ‘in extremis’ could also open up to someone else in your political circle.

Meanwhile, the parties of the right will present themselves together before Mattarella, with the leaders of the League, Matteo Salvini and the Brothers of Italy, Giorgia Meloni, together with the videpresident of de Forza Italia, Antonio Tajani.

However, in the last few hours some nuances have emerged between them, since the conservator Forza Italia A government of national unity has been available, while for the extreme right-wing Meloni the only way out of this situation is elections.

For his part, the sovereignist Salvini opened up to a possible Unity government, but with the condition that the main actors are the parties of the right.

These convoluted political games may force Mattarella to take more time to communicate a decision or even hint at the possibility of a new round of consultations and then, if the prospects remain the same, he would commission Fico to look a new majority in what is called an “exploration mandate”.

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