After a full day of negotiations, the “Sherpas” of the four committees met again at 8:00 Tuesday, but the morning did not help break the deadlock: hence the decision to move the meeting from 12:30 to 19:00. One hypothesis for mediation is to restrict online voting to only members of the Democratic Party (instead of allowing it to everyone). De Micheli: “If there is a vote, I will vote against.” Schlein supporters: “Why are we afraid of participation?”
There is still no agreement on the hypothesis of online voting in the primaries Democratic Party. Despite many hours of negotiations and contacts, leaders and candidates cannot find a common language. And the direction originally scheduled for 12.30 p.m. has been pushed back to at least 7.00 p.m. Based on what is known, the proposal on the table provides that voters who live in areas where it is difficult to organize polling stations can vote through indoor premises, persons not those who have the opportunity to go to the pavilions for health reasons, and persons who can prove other reasons that prevent voting “in presence”.
In fact, despite continuous meetings between staff members of the four candidates for the secretariat, no agreement has yet been reached on the most discussed item. Promotion of online voting – main contender, MP Ellie Schlein; favourite Stefano Bonacchini (governor of Emilia-Romagna) hinted at some possible discoveries; and two other competitors are clearly opposed: the former minister Paula DeMicheli and (to a lesser extent) former party chairman Gianni Cooperlo. After a full day of negotiations, the Sherpas of the four committees met again at 8 on Tuesdaybut the morning did not help to break the impasse: hence the decision to postpone six and a half hoursto avoid public account which would be detrimental to the party’s image, which is already at an all-time low in the polls. One of the mediation hypotheses is to limit online voting only members of the Democratic Party (instead of letting everyone do it).
On Monday evening, a very blunt memo from the Bonacchini Committee appeared in the agencies: “Rules of Congress they have already been changed allow anyone who was not from the Democratic Party (i.e. Schlein, ed.) visit. The only hypothesis that the party could be split in order to change them again during the congress would be unsuccessful.” The counteroffensive, shortly after, comes with a fabric of sources from the Schlein area: “Online voting is a fact of identity that puts in the idea of a party, a party that we want to be broad and inclusive, that opens up to the outside. Because we must have fear of participation? “I am against online voting and I remain against it. This evening if there is vote, I will vote against. Introducing it forty days after the vote means changing the nature of the Democratic Party. If you want to change the nature of the Democratic Party, you do it after the convention by voting and debating with our members. Confrontation and voting is great. We are the Democratic Party, we vote,” he said instead. Paula DeMicheli. And when asked why Schlein insisted on this change, he replied: “There will be an assessment of some advantage of his candidacy, obviously the rules can affect, but you win by being in politics.”
At the height of the storm, at 12 o’clock in Nazareno, the leaders of the dem gathered for a memorial ceremony David Sassoli, former President of the European Parliament, who died a year ago. “David’s lesson is a lesson that applies to us in our daily quest to make our Democratic Party a truly Democratic party,” the outgoing secretary said. Enrico Letta. “The party that today leads the hard way of congressbut knowing that this path is a big responsibility for all of us. We have to make this perk
The bear is working, working well, that we are united to the end with the great participation of people. And that we manage to ensure that we tell the outside world that democracy lives inside the party.” On the sidelines, the mayor of Pesaro spoke about the clash within the party Matthew Ricci: “Dispute about the rules all the things we don’t have to do if we want voters to come to us, it’s an absurd debate that nobody cares and it bored even the most devoted fighters. The direction shift is wrong, it’s a bad sign. Let’s hope it actually closes at 7:00 pm because I can not anymore“.
Source: II Fatto Quotidiano