The secretary of the Democratic Party, Elly Schlein, said that his formation will not compete with potential allies but will seek consensus in abstentionism. “It would be incomprehensible and also foolish to think of stealing some points of consensus between potential allies – explains the party leader in the Chamber, Clare Braga – I think that yesterday the square was certainly a square of the democratic people, but also of many and many who felt the need and desire to come together to share a strong request for an alternative". “And I believe – he adds – that among them there was also a part of society that did not go to vote in the last electoral rounds and that asks us to be able to unite around a project and a common vision capable of defeating the right. So there was also a portion of the people who abstained." Without the Pd there is no alternative. But yesterday the M5S said no to the hegemony of the Democratic Party: “Certainly for us to say that without the Democratic Party there is no alternative means to say that the Democratic Party has the great responsibility of building around itself the conditions for a strong alternative to the right. So no self-referentiality which is not part of this season of the Democratic Party, but the belief that we have the greatest task of building together with the other opposition forces a common ground of battle and alternative proposal to solve the country's problems".
Regarding the dialogue with other opposition forces on public health: “It is continuing precisely in view of the budget maneuver. That will be the first test bench on which to challenge the right to address some fundamental issues, which are those of increasing resources for public health, reducing waiting lists and staff hiring. This government is denying people's right to be able to seek treatment without resorting to private healthcare. I believe that there will be a strong common battle between the entire opposition on this." That too calenda which wasn't there in the streets: "On this issue, as on that on the minimum wage, the dialogue in Parliament is constant and continuous with everyone, even with him." There are important differences with the M5S: “I believe it is mandatory to do so. Furthermore, in recent months the occasions in which we have joined forces in Parliament on many matches have been infinitely more than those in which we have stood out. The secretary said that a new phase is beginning and I believe that this phase also calls for the reasons for unity to prevail rather than those for distinction. Surely – concludes Braga – we will work for this. And we also believe that yesterday we received a request and a push from that passionate audience that goes precisely in this direction."