The third way. Neither with the populism of Conte-Schlein, nor with the sovereignty of Meloni. Matteo Renzi draws the moderate alternative in the Italia Viva assembly in Naples, looking at the European elections. “We think that the real option may be the reformist one”, says Renzi who raises the bar. “10 percent is a result well within our reach. Within the Renew Europe family you are not a small number, you are one of those who deal the cards”.
The political leader of Italia Viva does not hide his intention to go fishing – not only the popular consensus – in the democratic house. “I think many of the Democratic Party will negotiate with the secretariat threatening to come to us in Italy alive. They will use us and it will be yet another service we will do to the reformist cause of this country”. Then he aims at the most ambitious political goal: to blow up the agreement – on which Giorgia Meloni is working – to keep the popular and conservatives together. “Even if they were together I don't think they would have the majority, but they are not together: they have too many differences. The Renew Europe list is the only solution to prevent Europe from being governed with the Meloni model”.
The moderate leader is not afraid to define this model as “non-authoritarian, but unrealistic. Not fascist, but inconclusive”. But he opens up the possibility of a dialogue on constitutional reforms. “If Meloni really goes ahead with the constitutional reforms, of course we are with Meloni, because we are not people who bend their ideas to their own personal advantage. Let's put Italy first and then individual needs”.
Finally, a reminder to our reformist friends, who remained inside the dem fence. “The new Democratic Party not only doesn't love you. The new Pd asks you to abjure the season of reforms. If you want to stay in that house, you have to take back everything you've done. You are happy, everyone is happy."