The press, Italian president Sergio Mattarella to the euro-sceptic professor Paolo Savona (81) to accept as minister of the Economy is unprecedented high. If Mattarella, the new team today do not accept, threaten new elections.
More than eighty days after the Italian vote of 4 march, which was won by the Vijfsterrenbeweging, and the radical right-wing Lega, about the government formation in Rome in a painful impasse. Wednesday night …
More than eighty days after the Italian vote of 4 march, which was won by the Vijfsterrenbeweging, and the radical right-wing Lega, about the government formation in Rome in a painful impasse. Wednesday night pushed president Sergio Mattarella its reserves over the politically inexperienced rechtenprofessor Giuseppe Conte is still on the side, by him after a long while, hesitate to accept as a candidate premier.
Shortly afterwards, it was already the next problem, when Conte, the Vijfsterrenbeweging and especially the Lega is clearly made that they at all cost Paolo Savona (81) to the highly important post of Economy and Finance.
Who is Savona?
Savona is an economist with decades of administrative experience, both at the Italian national bank, in the werkgeverslobby Confindustria, as in the government, as minister of Trade and Industry, in the early nineties. But he is also known as a very eurokritische economist. About Germany, a leading economic and political force in the European Union, showed Savona already strong language again. He is convinced that Germany his views on his role in Europe since the end of nazism has not changed, even if the role no longer military force.’
The economist calls the euro also without taking ” a German cage’, which is the purchasing power of the Italians would have been halved. In 2015, he was one of the signatories of ” a practical guide for getting out of the euro, a reflection of the Link University in Rome. A plan B is needed, so Savona, to the European single currency, in order to avoid that Italy, like Greece ends’.
For all these reasons the Italian president Mattarella very worried about the choice for Paolo Savona, as a future minister of Economy and Finance, at a time that the new, unconventional Italian government as much as suspicion arouses on the international financial markets, and in European regeringsmiddens.
What if the president refuses?
It is remarkable how strong especially the Lega insist on Savona on the Economy, while for the party actually, especially the post Home Affairs is important, to a harder policy on immigration. Lega-chairman Matteo Salvini keeps all the whole weekend of foot piece. As president Mattarella remains being obstructive and Savona, from the new government wants, then he should be prepared for new elections. Luigi Di Maio, chairman of Five Star, it says something diplomatischer, but it comes down to the same thing: ‘we land not within the next few hours, then jumps off everything.’
What says Paolo Savona? According to Corriere della Sera , he feels misunderstood, and the past few days a lot of untruths about him spread. He would understand a convinced European, and a proponent of a strong political union, and only to criticize the European institutions because the European citizens are not central.
‘Such a statement could be sufficient to president Mattarella to convince the still green light to the new team’, is the response, political scientist Franco Pavoncello, by telephone from Rome. ‘Because let’s be honest: the Italian head of state chooses the new prime minister. He has Giuseppe Conte accepted, and from then on it is up to Conte to the new ministersploeg to put together. By so transversely to lie about the ministers, drives Mattarella it rather far.’
Is there an alternative?
It is expected that candidate-premier Giuseppe Conte today to president Mattarella get, and give him his ministersploeg represents. Lega and Five Star would like to provide clarity on a new government before Monday morning the markets open.
It is still possible that Conte is another name for Economy and Finance suggests, to the president get on board. The name of Giancarlo Giorgetti, an absolute confidant of Lega-chairman Matteo Salvini and economist from the prestigious Milan’s Bocconi university, will do all that for days on end the round.
Encounters Conte on a ‘not’ of Mattarella, new elections in Italy for the hand.