I’ll tell you about the torments of Zingaretti’s Pd

I'll tell you about the torments of Zingaretti's Pd

What happens in the Democratic Party? The Scratches of Damato


The tensions exploded in the Democratic Party on the management of the crisis which closed with the formation of the Mario Draghi government – although in all the steps before and after the resignation of Giuseppe Conte the decisions were adopted unanimously in the party, evidently only on the facade – have the secretary Nicola Zingaretti was forced to take a kind of bath of worried realism in front of the management. Or to a “last call”, as the manifesto defined it. He recognized that things will not be able to continue as they have been up to now, each thinking of his own "part" rather than the "collective", as it was said at the time of the PCI. Of which this time Zingaretti did not repeat the slip of adopting the name instead of the one assigned in 2007 to the formation born from the merger between the Left Democrats, i.e. the post-communists led by Piero Fassino at the time, and the Margherita of the post-Christian Democrats, liberals, radicals and environmentalists by Francesco Rutelli.


This time, speaking of the need for his "regeneration", Zingaretti spoke of the Democratic Party. And he acknowledged that with the fall of Conte, defended to the last even with the formula of "Count or elections", modestly omitted in the speech to the management, everything became "more difficult". Everything, even the revival of the "majority vocation" adopted by the first secretary of the Democratic Party, Walter Veltroni, and dusted off by Zingaretti.


Unfortunately, the numerical assumptions of that "majority vocation" are lacking, given that the current 20 percent of the Democratic Party is far from the more than 30 percent achieved by Veltroni in the 2008 elections, however won by Silvio Berlusconi's center-right. Let's not talk about the 40 per cent exceeded by Matteo Renzi's Pd in ​​the 2014 European elections, more than halved with Renzi himself in the 2018 national political elections, after the split on the left by Pier Luigi Bersani, Massimo D'Alema and Roberto Hope, in strictly alphabetical order.


The numbers today are the merciless ones significantly chosen by the same secretary of the Democratic Party to represent the situation in which the party finds itself with the formation of the Draghi government. Where it fell from 23 exponents of the second Conte government, including ministers, deputy ministers and undersecretaries, to nine, in letters. And every day the same Zingaretti must chase Matteo Salvini, contesting his statements and attitudes, to counter his attempt to make the Lega appear, also given the crisis of the 5 Star Movement, as the pilot party of the new and much larger majority that took over from the Giallorossi . Salvini's party, on the other hand, despite having lost about ten points compared to 34 percent of the votes obtained in the 2019 European elections, at the time of the yellow-green government with the grillini, is still in the national polls, and in the results of the administrative elections held in the last three years, "the first Italian party", as its leader boasts almost every day. And consequently has 12 seats in the government against the 9 of the Democratic Party mentioned by Zingaretti.


The path of the anticipated congress, on which the Democratic Party has now set out, even if a decision in this sense will be taken only next month by the National Assembly, will necessarily be long also due to the organizational difficulties deriving from the pandemic. And the not short times will be able to increase, not decrease the tensions on internal relations, and on those with the grillini in turn in an identity crisis, and nerves.

This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on Start Magazine at the URL https://www.startmag.it/mondo/vi-racconto-i-tormenti-del-pd-di-zingaretti/ on Fri, 26 Feb 2021 06:52:09 +0000.