Renzi: "Me with Berlusconi? My space is the center. I'm with Meloni on the premiership"
From the third pole to the reforms, from Berlusconi at the Europeans. Speak in 360 degrees Matthew Renzi interviewed by Bruno Vespa to Door to door. After agreement with calendar on the joint list of the Third Pole for the European elections of 2024, referring to the rift of a month ago, he says: "We have not opened this clash, it seems that it has now closed, let's hope. The European elections will clarify within a year". And he points out: "I contrast the design of Giorgia Meloni to bring together the European right, popular and conservative. Anyone who believes in liberal-democratic, reformist ideas needs our list to block this plan". He then recalls: "I would have also formed a single party, but there would have been a need for a congress where, as leader, Calenda could have won, but he would have also could have made it another. And that was the problem."
Renzi therefore took the opportunity to go back to talking about the reforms and the confrontation between Melons and the oppositions. "If the center-right makes the reforms, I'm in," she guarantees. It is no mystery, in fact, that Italia viva supports the idea of the premiership, or the direct election of the Prime Minister. On this issue, says the leader of IV, "I am in favor". But, he specifies, "I fear that Meloni will not make the reforms because he will quarrel with Salvini on autonomy, but if it goes on, I'm in". 'opposition".
But Renzi in his interview with Door to door does not forget Silvio Berlusconi, who in the interview given to Corriere della Sera after his resignation from San Raffaele he had confided: "He often says the right things, but until he draws the political consequences from them, choosing our half of the field, we cannot go beyond occasional convergences in Parliament". "As long as there is a sovereign and nationalist right against a populist and maximalist left, that of With you And Schlein - comments the IV leader - the political space is the centre".