A mayor and the vice president of the Chamber: the 5 Star Movement at the democratic Agora is an all-female debut. A debut with high political value, given that the secretary of the Democratic Party, Enrico Letta, explicitly linked entry into the wide center-left field to participation in the Agora: “Just sign up for the Agorà, pay one euro and participate“, the secretary underlined a few days ago, responding to those who asked him if the ‘large field’ was also open to Carlo Calenda and Matteo Renzi. Now, after the untemperate Leopolda, it now appears impossible – or almost – that Italia Viva can return in the perimeter of this wide field.
And if Leu, with Roberto Speranza, announced his participation with a lot of tweets and a press release, M5s expected a signal. Which arrived today with the presence of a leading exponent of the Movement, such as the vice president of the Chamber, while Giuseppe Conte and Beppe Grillo held a press conference in Montecitorio.
And if Spadoni remarks that “on the issue of combating violence against women” there has always been “a communion of intent”, adding that “the fight against gender stereotypes” is one of those “issues that are deeply felt in the parliamentary group”, it is true that his presence and that of the mayor of Termini Imerese represent signs that the dialogue between the Pd and M5s is alive and the work of the center-left goes on, beyond the difficulties linked to the debate on the Quirinale and on the maneuver.
An appointment, that of today, which also thanks to the presence of the two M5s exponents returns the image of a party in transformation. Since the election of the secretary Letta, the Democratic Party is committed to a reversal of the paradigm of the presence of women in politics, which began with the election of the two group leaders of the Chamber and Senate.
But the names of Spadoni and Terranova also respond to the image that Letta is trying to give to the large center-left field: capable of reconstructing the transmission belt between the Palaces and the territories, in the name of the principle of “proximity” which is another of the passwords of Letta’s secretariat. Together with “parity”.
“In the Pnrr we were able to put the mandatory reward clause on female work, a transversal clause and a fundamental step”, recalls the secretary in his speech.
“But there is much more to do, both in the formation of top positions and in the choices of our party, in terms of how it is organized”. For Letta, “it is a commitment: the Democratic Party will be a successful party if he delivers concrete results on this, if he does not succeed he will be able to get even more votes but it will not be enough “.
A battle that is above all European, the secretary explains: “An agglomeration is being born in Europe, with the Polish and Hungarian governments, which aim to question the primacy of European law. And those two governments claim to carry on a patriarchal model of the family”, adds. “What is happening right now in Europe is that a conservative and reactionary pole is being formed and that it is more represented in our country with two parties that together make up almost 40% of the consensus in the polls.”