«Center-right comes out defeated in the administrative offices: we can’t snatch the big cities from the center-left. But from defeat to debacle, it’s overkill. The debacle is of the 5 Star Movement, the Democratic Party is celebrating on the remains of the Grillini allies ». Thus the leader of the Brothers of Italy, Giorgia Meloni, commented on the outcome of the ballots, judging the defeat of the grillini as positive: “I consider it positive, in the sense that we are slowly returning to a bipolar system”.
In detail of the analysis, Meloni explained that «the first evaluation concerns abstention. Nobody can rejoice when the mayor of a city like Rome is elected with 24% of its citizens. It is a crisis of democracy, an issue on which all political forces must reflect. Many people chose not to vote for two reasons: the palace games that led people to think that going to vote was unnecessary. And this electoral campaign, which the left has transformed into a kind of mud fight by criminalizing the opponent, trying to make him unpresentable. This has driven away many voters, many normal people who would have liked to hear issues closer to their everyday life in the electoral campaign ”.
Also because «at the national level, the center-right parties have 3 different positions. So it is difficult to create a clear alternative and this was especially seen in the second round. And when a center-right candidate has to represent all these positions it is very difficult ».
for Meloni, therefore, «the center-right must immediately get to work to restore a horizon, to field a clear and cohesive response from a government of the nation that is immediately recognizable. I spoke to Berlusconi and I will do so shortly with Salvini: I think we should see each other already this week. The timing for a revenge of the center-right «The elections are all there: probably the center-left, with today’s victory, calms down and accepts the idea of returning to the vote. Hope is the last to die. Let’s vote Draghi at the Quirinale and let’s vote next spring ».
And then he says: «No derby with Salvini, they are inventions. But there is an identity problem. Candidates are not affected by the profile and the choice, I think times have affected the times and the center-right arrived late ».