Rai, today Supervision: Fdi discontent over opposition

The minority has not yet reported their names for the composition of the bureau, to the annoyance of the centre-right

Today at 14.00 the Rai Supervisory Commission will meet for the first time to elect the presidency office. On the eve of the session, the rumors indicating the pentastellata senator Barbara Floridia as a possible new president of the control body of the radio and television public service, a ‘box’ which by practice belongs to an opposition political force, find more and more confirmation. Yet in the center-right majority and in particular in the Brothers of Italy there is a strong discontent towards the opposition for not having yet reported their names for the composition of the presidency office.

“What is really embarrassing is that so far they have not yet communicated anything to us”, an authoritative parliamentary source from Giorgia Meloni’s party huffs with Adnkronos: “It is unusual – attacks the same source – that a few hours after the vote say nothing about who they intend to propose”. If Floridia, current leader of the M5S in the Senate, is the candidate in pole position for the presidency of the Supervision (the Sicilian parliamentarian got the better of fellow deputy Riccardo Ricciardi, considered too divisive by the center-right), for the vice-presidencies the names of Mariastella Gelmini, exponent of Azione-Italia Viva, and Augusta Montaruli of Fratelli d’Italia, who resigned as university undersecretary last February after her final conviction for embezzlement in the Piedmontese ‘Rimborsopoli’ trial.

Montaruli’s election shouldn’t encounter obstacles while, in the center-right’s meetings in the Transatlantic, there are more than a few perplexities about Gelmini’s chances of success: it is not excluded, hypothesizes a Melonian source, that in the secret of the urn Forza Italia can block the way for the former minister of the Draghi government.