He doesn't say "Yo soy Elly". She doesn't scream, but smiles. He doesn't even speak Spanish (Schlein masters English perfectly, a little less French and German, Spanish at all). But here he is in an anti-Vox version. Anti-Meloni, who six days ago harangued the "patriots" of Santiago Abascal, video connected to Valencia, after the memetic catchphrase "Yo soy Giorgia, soy una madre, soy Christian", in October 2021.
"Let Italy tell you, we know what it means when the far right takes office", says Schlein instead. The occasion is always a video, for the election campaign Pedro Sanchez, the Spanish socialist premier seeking confirmation. Difficult, we vote in a few days, on July 23rd. Sanchez had called Schlein and other leaders of the PSE family (such as German chancellor Olaf Scholz) in late June, asking for support. Schlein answered yes, also because he knows how much Meloni fought and how much he wants the ultranationalists to win in Madrid as well. Here then is the counter-appeal: "The Sanchez government - says the leader of the Democratic Party in the video - has been an inspiration for us, for the courageous measures it has taken on wages, against job insecurity, to create the protections of the new digital work". Here, remarks Schlein, “I hope that Pedro will be able to win these elections with his team. It is important for the future of the whole EU. We know in Italy that when the extreme right takes office, it begins to cut health care, to cut services to people, to crush the poorest and most fragile. One enemy a day, without bringing solutions. So come on Pedro!”. And the subtitles translate: “Vamos”.