It is now clear that they will not be only politicians and not even only technicians, even in the area. It will be a mix of high-level skills, as well as from the mandate of the head of state, borrowed from the world of parties and from the economic, financial and academic world.
Mario Draghi himself confirmed this yesterday to all the delegations he met on the second day of consultations. Obviously the composition of the future government will depend on the perimeter of the majority, which seems to be expanding more and more, with the probable participation of Salvini’s League as well. If this is the case, the presence of technicians, or their weight, could increase, precisely in order not to generate a competition for places between the parties, which perhaps will have more space in sub-government roles.
But there is no doubt that a political presence strong will still be central. For example, yesterday’s opening of Forza Italia projects Antonio Tajani towards the box of the Ministry of European Affairs. Salvini’s position allows Palazzo rumors to place Giancarlo Giorgetti, who has great harmony and mutual esteem with Mario Draghi, in Relations with Parliament, a strategic role for Palazzo Chigi and the connection between the executive and the Chamber’s activities. and Senate.
Another certainty should be the presence of Luigi Di Maio, not necessarily at the Farnesina, as well as that of Dario Franceschini, which could remain at the Culture. But reasons for discontinuity would also suggest a change in progress between Franceschini himself and Andrea Orlando, deputy secretary of the Democratic Party. If in the end Leu will also support Draghi the only name on the track for the left-wing formation remains that of Roberto Speranza, while Renzi has declared that he has no request to make to the former governor of the ECB but it seems very likely that Teresa Bellanova will be confirmed in the same department he has just left, that of Agriculture. The current rector of Sapienza Antonella Polimeni could end up at the University. While at Education Professor Patrizio Bianchi, an expert in industrial economics, has some chances.
The unknowns about economic ministries remain, those that Draghi considers strategic: Mef, Economic Development and Infrastructures. For the Economy, Mario Draghi’s interim could be an option, with a deputy minister and a cabinet of very close trust. In the first role, Carlo Calenda, leader of Action but above all already Minister of Economic Development, could end up. But for one of the three ministerial boxes there are also Ernesto Maria Ruffini, today at the head of the Revenue Agency, Dario Scannapieco of the Bei, Daniele Franco, today in the Bank of Italy, the economist Lucrezia Reichlin.
In tune with Sergio Mattarella, Draghi will indicate the profiles of four ministries: Interior, Justice, Foreign Affairs and Defense. A reconfirmation for Luciana Lamorgese at the Viminale seems to be envisioned. On the other hand, the former governor of the Bank of Italy would be inclined to focus on Marta Cartabia, former president of the Constitutional Court.
If it were not confirmed at the Farnesina Luigi Di Maio, Elisabetta Belloni, secretary general of the dicastery, could take his place. The Defense deserves a separate discussion, where Lorenzo Guerini remains on the field, but a lot will depend on the political balance and therefore on the perimeter of the majority. Even if the real match between the forces that will support Draghi could play on the role of the sub-government posts. It is no coincidence that in living Italy they say that this will be the real battle. And at that point the much contested Cencelli manual would be resurrected.
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