Race to mayor and regional, paralysis at Ars waiting for a peace that does not come

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Race to mayor and regional live a decisive week.
Without clarification, it is impossible to reconcile the center-right necessary for the coalition if it does not want to lose

Peace must begin with Forza Italia

A peace is impossible in the coalition if a way is not found first to fix the fighting within Forza Italia.
Thus there are glimmers of peace within the blue formation in Sicily between ‘loyalists’ and ‘orthodox’.
For days the bridges have been working under the radar to regroup the party after the tensions that reached the highest point during Licia Ronzulli’s last mission in Palermo.

Informal talks

According to party sources, there have been informal talks, which continue unabated, at every level: optimism filters through.
On standby are the renewal of the parliamentary committees at the ARS, the question of the group leader, the management of the party.
But also the administrative and regional events.

Stop the renewal of commissions

The first consequence is precisely the stop to the renewal of the Commissions which, consequently, continue to operate under the ARS extension regime.
In fact, activity in the ARs commissions continues: zeroing and redialing remain on standby pending any news.
This week’s calendar includes two days of sessions of parliamentary bodies: tomorrow the meeting of six committees including Institutional Affairs (with a series of opinions on appointments) and Budget are scheduled, two committee sessions scheduled for the day after tomorrow.

Summit at the Lega home

Meanwhile, according to center-right sources, the big Sicilians of the coalition will reunite with Matteo Salvini,
in Rome, to try to find a summary for the candidate for mayor in Palermo, in view of the vote on 12 June.
The summit
should take place the day after tomorrow, the same sources report that Brothers of Italy should not participate.

The candidates

At the moment there are four candidates on the field: Francesco Scoma for ‘PrimaItalia’, Toto ‘Lentini for the autonomists of Mna, Roberto Lagalla for the UDC and Carolina Varchi of FdI.
More secluded Francesco Cascio of Forza Italia, who was ready to formalize his candidacy but, as told by BlogSicilia since Saturday, is on standby.
There are those who argue that precisely on the name of Cascio one could find that synthesis, which has been running for some time, to avoid going out of order in a sort of primary in the first electoral round.
But the signs are mixed.
Autonomist Totò Lentini is ready to inaugurate his electoral committee

Francesco Cascio on the pitch only if there is convergence

Francesco Cascio, according to several sources, instead continues to informally confirm to friends that he is available to apply only in the event that the coalition converges on his name and would not be available, instead, to be the flag candidate for Forza Italia.

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