Posted on June 16, 2022
“When Di Maio was leader, there was only one political body: the political leader. It makes us smile that he is giving lessons now to this community of internal democracy ”.
So Giuseppe Conte.
It is open confrontation in the 5 Star Movement. The post-Quirinal truce has come to an end and Luigi Di Maio accuses the leader of the party (without ever mentioning him) on the result of the administrative vote, the leader of the movement replies hard-nosed. And he continues: “In the election campaign I put my face everywhere, from north to south, I didn’t go to only two places. I had two press conferences after the administrative. I know how to take responsibility when you have political leadership ”.
In short, the truce is over. And the Foreign Minister thought about breaking it this morning, commenting on the result of the polls on Sunday, June 12: “It is true that the 5 Star Movement has never shone in administrative elections, but it is also true that we never went so bad. We cannot stay in the government and then, one day yes and one day not attack the government ”.
“I believe that M5S must make a great effort in the direction of internal democracy: in the new course, more inclusiveness would be needed, even for external subjects”, underlines the Foreign Minister, adding, addressing the reporters: “I am saying this to you because there is no other place where to say “. And “one cannot always blame others, even going back to the election of the President of the Republic, to say that we did so badly in the administrative elections. Responsibility must be taken “. Furthermore, Luigi Di Maio believes that “our electorate is very disoriented, also due to an ambiguity with respect to historical international alliances. Ambiguity that I do not share ». And “you cannot stay in the government and then attack it just to imitate Salvini”.
In the middle of the afternoon, after a few hours of reflection, Giuseppe Conte counterattacks: “When I was in charge of government, the first thing I learned is that when foreign policy is concerned, there is no internal controversy in order not to compromise government policy, so I do not intend to express myself as long as the mission of the leaders in Kiev is underway, a mission that the M5s has strongly hoped for ”. And to those who ask him if Minister Di Maio is working to create a party, he replies as follows: “Di Maio intends to found a new party? He does not let me enter the minds of others: he will tell us this in these hours “.
Di Maio continues: “We are in a very delicate moment for our country: Moscow is reducing the amount of gas to Europe. Thanks to energy diplomacy we can manage this moment but we need the maximum gas price ceiling as we have requested in Europe ». And “the Italian diplomatic corps has been working seven days a week since the first day of this war, even before it broke out, and it does not work only on Sundays”.