“I believe that this political party can no longer have a president, which is why I am thinking of changing the word president in the statutes to the word ‘national secretary’. Because there is only one president, ”he says. antonio tajani opening of the national council of Forza Italia at the Parco dei Principi hotel in Rome. His proposal was approved by the national council. And the national blue coordinator was unanimously elected as the new ‘pro tempore’ national secretary. A candidacy shared by the party that Tajani will hold until the next national congress that should be held before the Europeans. Therefore, he will not be president, a position that will remain forever with the founder of the party. Silvio Berlusconi.
The letter from Berlusconi’s children
The Forza Italia Council, the first without Silvio Berlusconi, opens with a five-minute round of applause for the recently deceased leader. The meeting was inaugurated by the chancellor and national coordinator of the moved party. And it still closes. In the first row the minister Annamaria Berninithe vice president of the House george mulethe undersecretary Pablo Sistothe president of the Sicilian Region Renato Schifaniand caucus leaders in the Senate and House Licia Ronzulli AND paolo barelli.
“It is not easy to start this day -says Tajani almost through tears- last night I received a loving letter from the Berlusconi family asking me to read: Dear, thank you for the support and closeness you have always given our father. Thank you for everything he will do to keep alive the ideals of freedom, progress, and democracy that have always characterized his thought and action. A big hug to all, with the best wishes for a good job”.
“This letter encourages us. We will make Berlusconi’s dreams come true, but we need everyone in the match”, commented Tajani. His proposal to change the word president in the statute to the word ‘national secretary’, put to a vote by show of hands, was unanimously approved, according to what the leader of the group in the Senate, Licia Ronzulli, reported in the room.
“Leading Forza Italia is a really complicated undertaking because there will never be anyone” like Silvio Berlusconi. But now all of us together must honor what he did and not scatter all the patrimony he left us, as a great legacy we have, and woe to you if your children scatter their father’s legacy!” warns the new FI secretary.
Tajani’s proposal: secretary not president
The National Council of Forza Italia then unanimously voted for the document that “entrusts Antonio Tajani and the collegiate bodies of monocratic government according to the respective powers provided for by the statute, the task of guiding the movement up to the national congress in a unitary spirit, in continuity with the ideas and principles of our founder”.
Tajani elected secretary
And the Council then entrusted him with the direction of the party until the next national congress that had to be held before the European ones. The current national blue coordinator, after today’s ok to the statutory amendment proposed by himself, will be called national secretary, he will no longer be president, a position that will remain forever with the founder of the forced movement Berlusconi, who died on June 12. .
“I consider myself above all a national secretary, a member of FI. I’m not moved by degrees and tufts but by the values in which I believe and we all believe together. The last survey I received tells us that we are at 11% – comments the Minister of Foreign Affairs – Forza Italia looks to the big party that will abstain in the next European elections. We want to be the center, the cornerstone of the Italian political system, and we want to be the center of the center-right “We are allies but we are different from our allies. We do not intend to renounce our identity, but to let our identity strengthen government action.”
Tajani: “FI guarantees but not against the magistrates”
Tajani is also part of the debate on justice that animates the majority. “Let’s take our ideas, our proposals, our values to the government tables”, “we must conclude our liberating revolution” and “we will have to advance on a fundamental principle for us that is guaranteeism. say it very clearly: being a guarantor does not mean being weak or colluding with those who commit crimes, but rather being children of our legal culture because we are the homeland of Cesare Beccaria”, “being a guarantor does not mean being against magistrates, it does not mean being weak against to organized crime, we are strongly committed against the mafias without any hesitation – Antonio Tajani specifies immediately after the election to
secretary of Forza Italia – When we ask for the separation of
careers there is nothing against the magistrates”.
Also present was Weber, leader of the EPP
“Thank you for your leadership,” said EPP President Manfred Weber, addressing Antonio Tajani, who was also present at the national council. “Forza Italia is the centre-right in Italy. Forza Italia is the EPP in Italy. I have confidence in the future because I know Forza Italia and its people and their motivation – he added – we are guided by our Christian roots. This word belongs very much to President Berlusconi : freedom. Only Forza Italia and a strong EPP can lead the EU. Forza Italia Forza Europa,” he continued.
They dedicate the bridge over the Strait to Berlusconi and a proposal for a prime minister
Also included in the programmatic document is the proposal to dedicate the bridge over the strait to Berlusconi (an idea launched a few days after the death of the blue leader). And also the proposal for the direct election of the prime minister, the so-called premiership, which is part of a path of constitutional reforms that the Meloni government would like to implement.