“I am running for mayor of Rome. Pd you support me”


After Vittorio Sgarbi too Carlo Calenda, formerly of the Democratic Party, announces his intention to run for the office of mayor of Rome. The news arrived today during the program “Che tempo che fa” broadcast on Rai3. Guest of Fabio Fazio, the leader of Action took advantage of the opportunity to talk about his plans for the future: among these, also the Capitol. A new opponent, therefore, for the current mayor grillino looking to reconfirm Virginia Raggi.


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“I have decided. I will apply to mayor of Rome “, Calenda affirmed.” I think that whoever has the possibility to bring Rome back among the great European capitals has the duty to do so. It will be a great adventure. “The support of other political groups is essential to achieve this goal, which is why Calenda winks at the Democratic Party.

“I cannot speak for the Democratic Party, we participate in a table with all the center-left forces. I hope for broad support because one person alone cannot do this job”, the politician specified. “I’ll try to put together a big one coalition, wide, because putting this city back in order must be a choral work “.

“The Democratic Party should support me if it thinks that I am the right person to govern Rome. The primaries have not always been the panacea. Doing them today is very complicated,” added the action leader. With the health emergency, he continues, voters could hardly participate, and waiting a few more months to get the names of the candidates would mean making the Romans wait too. After all, the Democratic Party and Action are already in agreement on one point: “We both think that the management of the 5Stelle was disastrous. The evils of Rome come from afar, but with M5s and Raggi everything has worsened”.

Immediately after Calenda’s announcement came the reactions of the world of politics. Angry response from Paolo Cento of the Italian Left: “Calenda’s candidacy will now have to be compared with those already taken to the field starting with Monica Cirinnà and the availability of a new generation of municipal administrators like Amedeo Ciaccheri. The way forward is those. of the primary and popular participation in the possible forms in the Covid season “, he declared, as reported by” AdnKronos “.

Enthusiasm on the part of Enrico Letta: “It seems to me a good option, then the parties and the Democratic Party will make his choice”, he commented, as reported by “LaPresse”. “I have faith in Zingaretti”.

Obvious discomfort, however, among the pentastellati. “Calenda has finally dispelled all doubts and announced that he will run for mayor of Rome. With whom, how and why it is not important”, said grillino Antonio De Santis, staff councilor of Roma Capitale, as reported by “Repubblica” . “It’s his story to prove it. A novel of betrayals, turnarounds, reckless spins and brutal acrobatics. For him today’s trusted friend is tomorrow’s archenemy.”


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