Italian Politics, Francesca Schianchi: “4 and 30, the two numbers that describe the difficulties of Letta and Meloni”

Italian Politics, Francesca Schianchi: “4 and 30, the two numbers that describe the difficulties of Letta and Meloni”

 Italian Politics, Francesca Schianchi: & quot; 4 and 30, the two numbers that describe the difficulties of Letta and Meloni & quot;

Italian Politics

4 and 30. There are two numbers that well explain the difficulties of Enrico Letta and Giorgia Meloni in this electoral campaign. 4, 4 percent, is the number that Enrico Letta invoked in an appeal to his candidates. It is the number that makes the difference between losing but staying in the game and losing out, no longer touching the ball in Parliament. “This electoral law means that 43 per cent of the votes can be transformed into 70 per cent of the seats”, says the secretary of the Democratic Party: that 4 per cent more may be what prevents Meloni and allies from making a coat. But who wanted this electoral law? The Rosatellum is branded Pd, certainly from another era, the Renziano Pd, when Letta was in voluntary exile in Paris. But there is another responsibility of the Democratic Party, because when in 2020 the cut in the number of parliamentarians passed, strongly desired by the Five Stars, the Dems supported it, however promising a change in the electoral law, in order to correct the probable distortions that occurred. would be produced. That law was never made. But if 4 is the number that disturbs Letta's sleep, another number takes away the tranquility of Giorgia Meloni: it is number 30, those 30 billion that Matteo Salvini proposes to make as a budget variance to give aid to families and businesses in difficulty with the gas rises. For two months you have been trying to get accredited in Italy and above all outside, with market investors and the international community, as serious and responsible; he attacks the sanctions on Russia and continues to propose to borrow more money that someone else will pay later. 18 days after the vote, those 4 and 30 say a lot about the difficulties of both leaders. With one fundamental difference, however: Enrico Letta's 4th looks to election day. The 30 of Meloni, however, is already projected to the government.