The pulse that the Italian right-wing parties are waging to finish shaping a Government pact has sharpened in the last hours due to the publication of a note in which the former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi describes the leader of Brothers of Italy, Giorgia Meloni, as “arrogant, arrogant and offensive”.
Berlusconi had these adjectives written down on a piece of paper during the inaugural session of the Senate, along with a description in which he refers to Meloni as a person who “is not willing to change” and “with whom one does not get along,” according to the daily ‘La Repubblica’.
“That list was missing a point, that I cannot be blackmailed,” Meloni has replied, visibly upset, in statements to the media. In recent days, demands have transpired from the leader of Forza Italia for his party to obtain specific ministries, including Justice.
Meanwhile, the other protagonist of this three-way alliance, the leader of the League, Matteo Salvini, is confident that the waters will return to their course and, when asked if there will be unity, has answered that “of course”, according to the AdnKronos agency. Thus, he has ruled out the possibility of “setbacks” such as those experienced this week with the distribution of the presidencies of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate.
Meloni has defended the need to make rapid progress in this dialogue, with a view to closing as soon as possible a government that would have the far-right leader as prime minister. The President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, has yet to initiate the round of contacts with the various parties.