Healthcare, waste and the environment at the center of the confrontation between Bianchi, D’Amato and Rocca

Fair play among the main challengers for the Lazio Region, but there was no shortage of hits even on a personal level between the three contenders. Now the last hours of battle on the field and then the vote that will be without appeal. In fact, no ballot is foreseen, whoever gets one more vote in the polls will be the successor of Nicola Zingaretti

Transport, waste, autonomy, safety and health. The game of the Lazio Region is played with these cards. An administrative challenge but also a political test after the elections that decreed the triumph of the centre-right in the Autumn Politics. Francesco Rocca is the centre-right candidate, favored by many, who aims at the dissatisfaction of the electorate after 10 years of centre-left government in the Region. And the name of the center-left candidate, Alessio D’amato, who managed the Lazio health system in the challenge to the pandemic, comes from the junta led by Nicola Zingaretti. An experience, that of Zingaretti, also marked by the alliance with the M5s which broke down first at the national level and then prompted the dem and pentastellati to divide their paths. From here comes the candidacy of Donatella Bianchi, chosen by the Movement to try to reverse course after the debacle for the elections on the Capitol (WATCH THE COMPARISON: FIRST PARTSECOND PART).

The differences between the candidates emerge on the refusals

One of the themes that highlighted the differences between the candidates was certainly that of the waste cycle. At the centre, the waste-to-energy plant, which Rocca believes is necessary even if the centre-right candidate also wants to push for differentiated waste. An essential waste-to-energy plant also for Alessio D’Amato, who claims the growth of citizens’ awareness of the need to differentiate waste in a virtuous way. Absolutely against Donatella Bianchi, 5 stars, who considers the waste-to-energy plant an already old solution and incapable of tackling the problem in the coming years.

Access debate on health care in Lazio

Breaking down waiting lists and reopening hospitals in the area, this is Rocca’s recipe, who points the finger at the outgoing council’s inability to solve problems, while D’Amato claims the management of these years as the one he did Lazio getting out of the commissioner, healing a debt that had its roots in the years in which the center-right governed. “Now we have credible health care,” said the former councilor, while Donatella Bianchi, while not denying the experience of joint government with the center-left, speaks of structural shortcomings of doctors and critical issues that need to be filled.

Differentiated autonomy: D’Amato and Bianchi against, Rocca in favor

The novelty introduced by the government, the proposal on differentiated autonomy, is received in diametrically opposed tones by the contenders in the Lazio region. It’s a proposal that splits Italy, says Alessio D’Amato right away, who promises, if elected, to oppose by any means a plan which, according to the center-left candidate, would create an incurable rift and a babel of matters on which to intervene. Bianchi’s judgment is also caustic, who, starting from school, sees only major risks for a political proposal considered an electoral card to be played in view of the vote, especially in Lombardy. Of another opinion Francesco Rocca, who considers it a great political proposal to be accepted without ideologies.

What if I lose? The answers of the candidates

All three candidates seek victory, but in case of defeat Francesco Rocca and Alessio D’Amato have pledged to remain in the regional council to lead their battle from the opposition benches. The position of Donatella Bianchi is more nuanced, who has decided to gloss over and take time before communicating her intentions (THE COMPARISON – FIND THE PRESIDENT – WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE VOTE).