The meeting between Davide Casaleggio and the Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte left aftermath and a palpable climate of tension within the CinqueStelle Movement.
The chat between the two lasted for about three hours, col premier who dedicated ample space to the president of the Rousseau association immediately after the end of the press conference called to present the simplification law decree and before the trip to Lisbon, where he will meet the Lusitanian prime minister Antonio Costa for a discussion on the next EU council, scheduled for July 17th and 18th.
Casaleggio, already seen with Alessandro Di Battista, will remain in Rome to meet Luigi Di Maio and most likely also the minister of justice Alfonso Bonafede. Hunted down, perhaps unexpectedly, by journalists, Casaleggio answered some questions, first of all the one concerning possible common strategies for the next regional ones. “We talked a little bit about everything,” he tried to cut short, later clarifying that the focus of the chat was mainly the project of theAssociation dedicated to his father, Gianroberto Casaleggio.
The meeting immediately sparked controversy between numerous grills that misrepresent the premier’s interference and the evident pressing to get the movement’s support for the next election consultations creating a compact front made up of majority government forces. Among the messages exchanged by some pentastellati there are those who complain that the president of the board officially reiterates that he does not want to interfere in the dynamics of the parties, while in reality you work precisely to push Pd, M5S, Iv and Leu to present themselves together to defeat compact the center right. On the other hand, something very clear about this had also emerged in the press conference presenting the DL Simplifications: “This political project is not carried out with any political forces, interchangeable,” said Conte, as reported by Agi. “This political set-up is useful for the country and I trust that all the political forces our travel companions can, even on occasions territorial, to give continuity. “A choice not shared, it seems, by the majority of grillini:” Because one thing is the government, another Regions and Municipalities. After all “, some would have added,” what do we have in common with the Democratic Party and Renzi? “.
“If the parties had done it,” commented a pentastellato undersecretary referring to the meeting, as AdnKronos reports, “we would have mounted on an M casino … ”.
The attack on Facebook by Giusy Occhionero (Italy of Values). “How did Davide Casaleggio meet the Prime Minister Conte at Palazzo Chigi? As a private entrepreneur owner of Casaleggio Associati, as owner and treasurer of the Rousseau Platform that manages the 5-star Movement, as president of the private association named after his father? “, attacks the Renzian deputy.
“During the meeting did they also talk about sensitive issues concerning the economic interests of Casaleggio, whose activities have in the past also received funding from public companies such as the post office? It would have been more appropriate transparency“Occhionero sinks again,” given that the prime minister even denied the meeting until a few minutes before it took place. Certainly this face-to-face, albeit legitimate, appeared decidedly inappropriate, given the nebulous interweaving that Casaleggio embodies, halfway between a role in a political party and private economic interests “, he concludes.