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    Elections: the leadership of the Democratic Party is underway after several postponements. Read leaders in the Chamber in Lombardy and Veneto

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    Mid-August at the sea on the Lazio coast (ANSA)

    After three postponements and 12 hours from the first call, the meeting of the National Direction of the Democratic Party has begun, wanted by the secretary Enrico Letta, who took the floor. On the table, the knot of candidacies in the colleges in view of the vote on 25 September, which required time and fueled some internal controversy. The meeting takes place in part in the presence, in the Roman seat of the Nazarene, in part in online connection. Among others, the minister Dario Franceschini, the former secretary Piero Fassino, the mayor of Rome Roberto Gualtieri and the Florentine Dario Nardella arrived at the Nazareno.

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    “I would have liked to re-nominate all the outgoing parliamentarians. But it’s impossible for the reform of the cut of the parliamentarians but also for the need for renewal. “According to what is learned from Dem sources, this is a passage of the intervention of the secretary of the Democratic Party, Enrico Letta, opening the National Directorate of the party on the candidacies for the next elections.

    The secretary of the Democratic Party will be a candidate as leader of the Chamber in Lombardy and Veneto. This is what is learned from Dem sources in view of the vote on 25 September.

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    Carlo Cottarelli will be a candidate for the Democratic Party as leader of the Senate in Milan.
    “I could impose” mine “people but I did not because the Party is a community.” This is a passage from the intervention of the secretary of the Democratic Party, speaking of the choices made with the electoral lists, during the leadership of the party.
    Gender equality was respected in the composition of candidates on the electoral lists of the Democratic Party.

    The professor and microbiologist Andrea Crisanti will be nominated by the Democratic Party as leaders in Europe. This is what Dem sources report. Among the candidates in the running there will also be 4 young people under 35 indicated as leaders. They are: Rachele Scarpa, Cristina Cerroni, Raffaele La Regina, Marco Sarracino

    They are not seen, except in photos. Some tweet. Others are also hiding from social networks, but it is the puzzle of candidacies in the colleges to stir the waters, especially in the Pd struggling with the new entries dictated by recent alliances and the excluded, inevitably more numerous due to the looming cut of parliamentarians. It is the strange Mid-August of Italian political leaders, conditioned for the first time by the countdown to the vote on 25 September.

    To keep track of the missing days is Matteo Salvini with a terse “-41” and his campaign slogan, “Credo,” added to each tweet. For the leader of the League, the hype continues on social media and on the most felt themes. From the flat tax – also promised to employees and retirees – to the landing of migrants. August 15th greetings with a photo of a hug to her daughter, on the sofa, for Giorgia Meloni, while Silvio Berlusconi chooses a shot at the table with his partner Marta Fascina.

    The secretary of the Enrico Lettain a letter to the Corriere di Bologna, explained that the possible candidacy of Casini in the single-member constituency of Bologna for the center-left coalition he represents a “voice” in defense of the Constitutional Charter that the center-right might want to change.

    “The current electoral law – he writes in a passage of the letter – is very bad: I did not vote for it and I consider it a very serious error. But it is in force and must therefore be used, for better or for worse. In the proportional constituencies each list presents its candidates. And in Bologna and Emilia-Romagna – continues Letta – the local Democratic Party will obviously express its own, emanating from the various territorial federations. Then there are the single-member constituencies, in common with the various coalition lists. these colleges that, as a coalition, we will present candidates not strictly attributable to the various parties “. Including, presumably, Casini. And this, observes the Secretary Dem in another passage of the letter “for a main reason. It is possible, not probable but possible, that in the next legislature an assault on the Constitution by the right will be attempted”. It is he, he argues, of “a nefarious design. To be foiled”.

    Therefore, he continues, “I believe, in this sense, that Casini’s voice could make an important and useful contribution to broaden the support around us and to make our task of protecting the Constitution more effective”. And it is “from this concern”, that of a change in the Constitutional Charter, concludes Letta, “that originates the idea of ​​asking Casini to be in Parliament to defend the Constitution against any presidential twist”.

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