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Confusion for Italy after hurting presidential vote

The re-election of Italian President Sergio Mattarella may temporarily avoid political disasters and facilitate the passage of major reforms, but the party’s plans for Machiavellianism are just beginning, analysts warn. is doing.
After a six-day impasse, the 80-year-old said he didn’t want to serve his second term as the government threatened to collapse, but decided to free Congress from its misery on Saturday. I agreed.
He told the country that it was an exceptional situation. With debt, one of the worst pandemic blows in Europe in 2020, Italy “is still experiencing serious health, economic and social emergencies.”
Mattarella needed at least 505 votes from an electoral college of 1,009 members and regional representatives in a Saturday vote. He won 759 and, despite himself, gained another mission as president.
Prime Minister Mario Draghi, the only other serious candidate for this job, was needed by the head of government to put Rome on track for major reforms of the tax and judicial systems and the public sector.
Draghi, brought in by Mattarella last year, has been competing to ensure that Italy is eligible to receive funding from the EU’s post-pandemic recovery program. That’s almost 200 billion euros ($ 225 billion) for Rome.
Many were concerned that if Draghi resigned as prime minister, Italy would lag behind a tight reform schedule, or his promotion would trigger a sharp election in the eurozone’s third-largest economy. ..
The Mattarella election removes that imminent risk. However, fractures within the Italian political party are expected to deepen in the past week and worsen as the campaign intensifies prior to the 2023 general election.
“The question is whether there will still be a cross-partisan majority, a key element of the Draghi administration, within a few days,” political consultant policy sonar Francesco Garrietti told AFP.
“Otherwise, the situation would quickly become intolerable.” Wolfango Piccoli, a teneo consultancy, said rebuilding trust within the ruling coalition is an “almost impossible task” and the restructuring is likely to take place “both in individual parties and in alliances.” Said.
The biggest loser was the head of the anti-immigrant league, who wanted to play Kingmaker, but couldn’t elect his candidate instead and was forced to form an alliance with the centre-left. This is Matteo Salvini. Its public embarrassment can trigger a leadership contest, much like a right-wing block collapses.
Giorgia Meloni, leader of the far-right Italian Brotherhood who does not want Matteo Salvini to be president, accused him of betraying Salvini and said she was no longer allied with him or the centre-right leader Silvio Berlusconi. rice field.
Leadership battles are also expected within the once dissident Five Star Movement (M5S), which could affect the confrontation with the centre-left Democratic Party (PD).
Draghi needs to allow the government to continue to function — Piccoli has shown interest in the presidency but has not been elected, and the prime minister’s position has been “affected.”
Mr Garrietti said he hopes the current political plan will be “like Machiavellianism.”
But Lorenzo Kodgno, a former head economist at the Italian Treasury, said the division between weakened parties could be backed by silver.
“There will be less veto by political parties, which may facilitate Draghi’s job of finding compromises between different positions on reform,” he said.

http://www.gulf-times.com/story/708980/Turmoil-ahead-for-Italy-after-bruising-presidentia Confusion for Italy after hurting presidential vote

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