“Mine is a thoughtful, weighted and even painful choice, made after a demanding electoral campaign for the regional ones. For me it is clear that the political opponent is the sovereign right in government of the country and a proposal must be built starting from the territories alternative,” said the regional councilor who resigned from the Democratic Party’s national assembly last month
“We are happy to welcome Alessio D’Amato to Action”, declared the leader of Action, Carlo Calenda, during the press conference at Palazzo Madama organized to announce new entries into the party. Next to Calenda, in addition to D’Amato , former member of the Democratic Party and former health councilor of Lazio, candidate of the Pd-Terzo Polo coalition in the regional won by the center-right, were also present the spokesperson and deputy secretary of Action, Mariastella Gelmini, and the group leader of Action in the Chamber, Matteo Richetti. “Alessio is an example of good administration as well as the author of the best vaccination campaign ever carried out in Italy,” said Calenda.
D’Amato: “I want to strengthen the reformist front”
“I asked to join Action to give my contribution to strengthening the reformist front. Today more than ever I feel the need to use clear language”, said D’Amato. “It is serious that after the biggest health emergency of this century this government is not investing an extra euro in the national health system – he continued – It is serious not having accepted the proposal to use Mes funds to strengthen it”. “The ecological transition cannot be paid for by the popular classes – continued D’Amato – It is not enough to declare oneself in favor of the transition, but it is necessary to say who will pay for it”. “Mine is a thoughtful, weighted and even painful choice, made after a demanding electoral campaign for the regional ones – he concluded – For me it is clear that the political opponent is the sovereign right in government of the country and we need to build starting from territories an alternative proposal. As you will remember, I criticized the almost subordinate position of the Democratic Party with respect to the M5s. Since then I have not received answers from the national secretariat of the party, which evidently did not consider my criticism worthy of note”.
D’Amato’s farewell to Pd
Only a month ago D’Amato had resigned from the national assembly of the Democratic Party, the councilor of the Lazio Region had announced it himself. “I informed Stefano Bonaccini of my resignation from the National Assembly of the Democratic Party. Brigades and balaclavas also No – he wrote on Twitter after Beppe Grillo’s intervention at the 5-star Movement demonstration in Rome – It was a political mistake to participate in the demonstration of the 5 Stars. I love you, but I don’t find myself in this political line”. The protest was also attended by the secretary of the Democratic Party, Elly Schlein.