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Share28 October 2019A few hours after the verdict in Perugia comes the summary of the political leader of the 5-star MoVement, among the political forces most penalized by the vote of the Umbrian voters. The defeat in Umbria "does not stop the government", which "works to carry out the program", hence from here to the end of the term, says Luigi Di Maio. "I am working to make the government last another three years and then to have it evaluated by the Italians, the vote will come. It will be the Italians, at that point, to say whether we will have worked well or badly".
"We are a team in the government - observes Di Maio - we win and get lost together. This government was born this summer, it kept the promise on the cutting of parliamentarians and the promise to avoid the VAT increase, has approved measures that in the coming months they will bear fruit and improve the lives of Italians, but now - Di Maio reiterated - it is necessary to innovate and improve the program, because there may be improvements ".
"I have been criticized for the government contract or for the 20 points - said Di Maio -, but to avoid misunderstanding in the future it is very important to detail the program of the government. In the contract" with the League "there was what to do but also the one not to do "and now" it will be very important for me, from now to the next months, to better detail the program "of the Giallorossi government.
"The M5S-Pd experiment did not work"
The election alliance experiment between M5s and another party, in this case the Democratic Party, "did not work and for me it is no longer viable," says the foreign minister. "This experiment and the whole theory that we had to team up with another force didn't work, because we are at the lowest levels ever".
A third way, outside the two poles
So for Di Maio "we need to eliminate expectations: return to the original spirit of the M5s, which is presented not to win at all costs but to bring into the institutions of the citizens that will then be a terminal of the network. Tomorrow I meet the elected representatives of Emilia Romagna and Calabria, to define the path "in the two regions that will soon be voting, but" the third way the M5s can create it outside the two poles. In Umbria we did an experiment but the Movement is better when it goes by itself ".