Vendola returns to politics after the sentence: “I had chosen silence, now I will not give up talking”

twelve o’clock, June 11, 2021 – 11:35 am

Long post on Facebook by the former governor of Puglia. “Even on the fringes of the public scene, I will continue to offer a point of view on the world.” Thousands of likes in minutes

of Carlo Testa

Nichi Vendola in Piazza della Libertà, in Bari, in September 2020
Nichi Vendola in Piazza della Libertà, in Bari, in September 2020

Politics and justice

«The reason for my departure from the public scene – writes Vendola – is linked to the involvement, for me dramatic and unexpected, in the investigation into Ilva. In recent years I have chosen to defend myself in the trial and not in the trial, also renouncing to react to the political-media campaign that took place in parallel with it. I think that the transfer of trials from the courts to the talk shows and the resulting media pressure are detrimental to justice. I think that the “thirty years war” between political power and judiciary has hurt our democracy, becoming the alibi that has effectively prevented a serious reform of politics and justice ».


A reputation to defend

Then he adds: «I have been on the sidelines, also because the only wealth I have accumulated in my life is the reputation, which is not a diploma or a curriculum but the image and the very meaning of a whole life. I waited from the Court of Taranto, after 8 years of trial, to be returned to this story and to the absolute correctness of my actions. This was not the case. I will await the outcome of the appeal with the same conviction. But unlike in past years I will not give up talking about the things that are most dear to me. Even from the margins of the scene, I would like to continue to offer a point of view that derives from an inexhaustible political passion, which is a passion for life and the living, a passion for the world and for rights ».

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The pandemic

Vendola also says on which issues he intends to intervene: “I think it is urgent – he says – to raise the level of public debate in the light of the lessons of the pandemic, which reveal the fragility of human existence, but also the madness of a development model centered on domination. profit and environmental irresponsibility, and which today see the multiplication of inequalities as a disruptive effect ».

Hello everyone, signed Nichi

He takes leave (temporarily) of his supporters as follows: «While waiting for justice to complete its path, without ever escaping the critical scrutiny of the judicial authority, I take my word again, returning from the exile in which I had chosen to stay. Talk to you soon”. The signature is a word: «Nichi».

11 June 2021 | 11:35

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