Quirinale, NYT: “Draghi president will be able to extend Italy’s golden period”

“With him more muscular presidency, instead of another seven months, another seven years”

Endorsement of the New York Times for Mario Draghi at the Quirinale. Prime Minister Draghi stabilized Italian politics, put populism out of fashion, reassured international markets. He transformed a country whose political chaos had often been the object of ridicule into a leading country in Europe and offered Italians a renewed sense of pride, writes the American newspaper, specifying that as president, “he will be able to extend the golden period of a ‘unusually united Italian politics even beyond his mandate “at Palazzo Chigi.

If Draghi were to become president, his supporters say, political parties could pave the way for a new government of technocrats or join forces for another government of national unity that could remain in office until the 2023 elections. ” uncertainty about Draghi’s future has already unleashed political ambitions and machinations, leading Italy back to a dangerous, if familiar, precipice of instability. Parliamentarians and many Italians fear a mess that could lead to a significantly less effective or even less effective administration. to early elections that hardly anyone wants “, he underlines. Political chaos can derail Italy’s best hope in a generation for a far-reaching modernization effort and put the billions of the European recovery fund at risk.

Still the supporters of Draghi believe instead that a figure of the level of Draghi, and the relations he has with foreign leaders and the attention of the media he can count on, could make the office of President of the Republic “more muscular”. The country, it is specified, would be better guaranteed by Draghi seven years, ideally with a replacement among the technocrats of his government to extend the Draghi effect. “Instead of another seven months, the golden period could continue for another seven years. Premieres come and go, but the President is forever”, explained the director of the Foglio, Claudio Cerasa, in an interview with the American daily.