- Regional in Calabria, Jole Santelli beats Pippo Callipo
- Jole Santelli after the victory at the regional: "I ask women to fight with me for Calabria"
ShareJanuary 27, 2020 "Thank you very much to Calabria and the Calabrians. The historic victory of Jole Santelli in Calabria, which led the candidate of the Democratic Party by more than 20 points, marks a turning point. It represents the victory of our liberal, Christian ideas, guarantors of our vision of man and state, antithetical to the collectivist and statist view of the left ". This was stated in a note by Silvio Berlusconi, after having brought together the coordination of the presidency of Forza Italia in Arcore for a first analysis of the results of the regional elections and to kick off a series of initiatives for the reorganization and revitalization of the party.
"It is a fundamental difference, which translates - he explains - in a different way of governing not only the national state, but also the regions and local authorities: for us, the person is central, who cannot be harassed with persecution fiscal defeat, bureaucratic persecution, judicial persecution In the defeat of the left, the defeat of the Five Star movement stands out with particular emphasis on an irreversible disintegration: it is the failure of the language of hatred, social revenge, judicial aggression, tools which may bring occasional consensus, but do not translate into a serious government program even in the regions. "
"In this context Forza Italia - he still says - in Calabria takes the initiative with the affirmation of one of its most capable, most loyal leaders, most closely linked to our history and our identity. Jole Santelli is an example of that class capable and prepared manager who was trained and has grown over the years in our movement. To this his personal result, moreover, corresponds the great affirmation of Forza Italia in the list vote: not only Forza Italia is the first party of the coalition, but considering the three lists explicitly referable to our movement exceed 27% of the votes ".
"Forza Italia therefore starts again from Calabria, from the territories, from the roots, from the choral commitment of elected officials, administrators, executives, militants, from the ability and commitment of executives such as Jole Santelli and other Calabrian friends, a commitment that I had to touch by hand receiving in the election campaign the extraordinary affectionate embrace of the people of Calabria ", he observes.
"A sincere thanks - Berlusconi continues - also goes to all those who have dedicated themselves to the difficult electoral battle in Emilia Romagna, where the center-right has achieved an important result in a traditional red stronghold. The result in Forza Italia in that the region has been conditioned by the strong polarization of the political vote around the largest forces. Together with our managers from Emilia Romagna we will evaluate the necessary measures to relaunch the blue presence in those territories and overcome the current difficulties. very clear indication of the bottom line: the center-right can only win if there is an area of liberal, Christian center, adequately strong guarantor alongside the democratic right. If this presence is lacking or too weak, one does not manage to govern. "
"For this reason, from the next few days we will implement a series of initiatives for the revitalization of this political area, the opening and enlargement of Forza Italia, which in these elections has shown to have extraordinary vitality and attractive capacity when there are are the political and operational conditions, as happened in Calabria ", he concludes.