The group leader of the M5s will resign from her post in the Movement. Maria Elena Boschi of the Third Pole and Augusta Montaruli of Fratelli d’Italia were elected vice presidents
Barbara Floridia was elected to lead the Rai Supervisory Commission with 39 votes in favor out of 42 present. One vote went to Maria Elena Boschi, one ballot was canceled and one was blank. Applause from the bicameral at the time of the election. She was born in Messina, 46 years old, she has been a senator of the 5 Star Movement since 2018 and since last October she has also held the role of group leader, which she will now have to leave. She has a degree in Modern Literature, she is a high school teacher and with the Draghi government she was Undersecretary of Education. She succeeds Alberto Barachini and is the second woman to lead the bicameral assembly, after Rosa Russo Iervolino, in office from 1985 to 1987.
The new president: “Fundamental commission for our democracy”
After the election of Floridia as president, Maria Elena Boschi of the Third Pole and Augusta Montaruli of Fratelli d’Italia were elected vice-presidents, thus constituting an all-female summit for the Supervisory Commission. The new president declared that “it is an honor to be elected president” and speaking of the Rai Supervisory Department she underlined that it is “a fundamental commission for democracy in our country”. We will work and ensure that pluralism and independence are guaranteed in Rai and that all parties can have a voice”. Floridia also announced that in the coming days she will leave the role of group leader in the Senate of the Movimento 5 Stelle “compatibly with the procedures and needs of my parliamentary group”.