Here is the full text of the message read by the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella at the end of the first round of consultations with the parties
“Italy, like all countries in every part of the world, is facing new dangerous offensives from the pandemic, to be defeated with a widespread and decisive vaccination campaign. In addition to this emergency, there is a severe social crisis with many of our fellow citizens in serious difficulties and heavy consequences on our economy. These further emergencies can only be dealt with through the rapid and effective use of the great resources prepared by the European Union. It is clear that the three emergencies – health, social and economic – require immediate government measures ».
“It is therefore a duty to soon give life to a government with adequate parliamentary support so as not to leave our country exposed to events in this moment so decisive for its fate. From the talks held here at the Quirinale in these 32 hours with the political forces, the prospect of a majority made up of groups that supported the previous government emerged. This availability expressed to me in the course of the consultations must however be duly verified in its concrete practicability. To this end, I will immediately adopt an initiative ».
January 29, 2021 (change January 29, 2021 | 19:32)
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