Cosenza, the many “versions” of a frayed Democratic Party

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By John

If Janus was a two-faced god, the Democratic Party certainly has more than two faces. Contrite faces, however, not to say sulky, when, instead, they should show laughter and a desire to be together. Qualities that are currently distant from a party in constant search of unity, often divided and torn apart by internal controversies. The other evening, in any case, the members of the city club tried to smile, at least to talk to each other and to discuss the many open and never truly resolved questions. The result, perhaps, of an overly crowded container, where we proceed in separate ranks.

Too many internal currents

After all, current philosophy has almost become the hallmark of the Democratic Party, which preaches the politics of renewal, but then fails to apply it.. And so the usual ghosts return, ready to pull the helmsman on duty from his chair. In this circumstance Vittorio Pecoraro, a young democratic exponent, elected provincial secretary less than a year ago, whose self-suspension from office seemed the precursor to resignation, while a document is circulating in which 33 members of the management intend to present a motion of no confidence in the against Pecoraro, asking the president of the assembly, Maria Locanto, to convene the same body in order to address the topic. The signatories of the note would gravitate to several areas of the Democratic Party, some recognizing themselves in the positions of the regional councilors, Franco Iacucci and Mimmo Bevacqua, others in the movement founded by Antonio Tursi, Controcorrente, still others in Mario Franchino’s Riconstituenti, in Locanto itself and in the “Migliore Calabria” by Graziano Di Natale.

A glimmer of optimism

Beyond the mistrust in Pecoraro, the meeting would also serve to clarify the reasons for the many misunderstandings, despite the other evening, precisely, from the meeting of the city club, inaugurated by the coordinator, Rosi Caligiuri and by Pecoraro, a glimmer of optimism has transpired in the rooms of the Federation. This is demonstrated by the final report submitted by Caligiuri to the attention of those present, which due to a single vote against did not receive unanimity of consent, with the exception of the three municipal councilors of Palazzo dei Bruzi, Aldo Trecroci, Gianfranco Tinto and Francesco Graziadio, who left the meeting when expressing their preference, having already entered into conflict with the democratic council group of which they are no longer part.