Former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta cleared the riddle of his political future on Friday and confirmed that after the sudden resignation of previous leader Nicola Zingaretti, he will aim to become Secretary General of the Democratic Party (PD).
Letta, who resigned as prime minister in 2014 after an internal struggle within his Matteo Renzi-led party, had acknowledged that the possibility of seeking leadership of the PD was being considered after the departure of Zingaretti, who announced his resignation on March 4 .
“To be honest, last Monday I would not have imagined being here to announce my candidacy for the leadership of the Democratic Party,” Letta said in a video posted on his social networks in which he realized the training , in which he participated as a founder, “live a deep crisis.”
Letta, who is returning to the political frontlines in Italy after passing through the renowned Science Po in Paris, has justified that she is taking a step forward “out of a love of politics and a passion for democratic values,” according to the Adnkronos agency News.
The internal earthquake came after the fall of the government of Giuseppe Conte and the arrival of Mario Draghi, who has taken over the leadership of a cabinet made up of both technocrats and politicians – including the PD itself.
Zingaretti insisted in an interview on Rai 1 this Friday that his resignation “wasn’t a whim” and that he had reached the point where he was not considered “useful” to either the formation or Italy as a whole. Now is the time to “redefine our identity,” he added.
On the possibility of Letta replacing him, he said he was “in great harmony” with him, despite insisting that priorities now are to support the Draghi government to stave off and against the spirit of early elections Fight the pandemic of COVID-19.