Rome (EFE).- The leader of the 5 Star Movement (M5S) and the former Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, assured in an interview with EFE that the favorite to win the election, the far-right Giorgia Meloni, “is fit to govern » Hungary For her relationship with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.
As for a possible future deal to curb rights, he speculates there is “no possibility of dialogue” with progressives. According to him, “Alliances are made on the subject, not for the convenience of calculating numbers.”
Di Maio’s successor at the head of the M5S
Conte, a two-time prime minister in alliance with the Sovereign League and the Democratic Party (PD), has thrown the restructuring of the 5 Star Movement (M5S) behind him following the departure of Luigi Di Maio.
Polls put it at 13.5% with voting intentions, far from the 25% they reached in 2018 but close to surpassing Matteo Salvini’s League.
After several disagreements, Conte stopped supporting Mario Draghi’s government, which led to his downfall and early elections, but he does not accept blame.
“Draghi chose to resign despite having a fair majority, he chose to close the door on M5S and rejected our program to help with rising energy prices, wage increases and other emergencies for the country. Now the Italians must pay for it.
“Italy would be a weak country if properly governed”
Before all polls predicted a massive victory for the right, Conte assured that with this victory “Italy will be a weaker country and more in trouble because Meloni’s recipes are inadequate.”
“I am not afraid of the problem of democracy: Meloni’s slogans are defeated with serious programmatic proposals, the problem is rather Meloni’s approval of Orbán with his authoritarian and anti-liberal policies”
The 5 Star Movement is not available to ally with the PD and confront the right after the elections.
Conte ruled out any deal with his former government partners. Why? “They sacrificed the good things done by the progressive front of the Conte government on the altar of Draghi’s agenda. They persecuted Di Maio, they indulged (the centrists) Renzi and Calenda. What is progressive about this mix? We say no to this hodgepodge.”
Renewables promise in the face of energy crisis
For the M5S, the “urgent task now is to restore dignity” and that is why it has proposed a “minimum wage of 9 euros per hour” that it regrets “is being boycotted by other political forces.”
With one of the country’s biggest problems, the energy crisis, Conte has advanced the creation of an Energy Recovery Fund, a structured investment plan in renewables for a real environmental change and effective energy diversification. In short, “separate green investment from deficit accounting to comply with sustainability agreements.”
The former president, who opposed the increase in military spending in parliament, clarified that “the M5S voted for the shipment of weapons that guarantee the legitimate defense of the population of Ukraine established in the industry. 51 of the UN Charter “but it is necessary that Italy and other European countries build a peace process. leads to a community commitment to”.
Web version: Mar Monreal