The former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has announced that he will participate in the European elections next May and has urged the center-right to participate in its offer in a coordinated and unified way. Berlusconi anticipates some difficulties in obtaining the right wing of the League and the 5-Star Movement (which ensures a coalition to lead the government) to obtain an understanding that makes a common list possible in the European parliamentary elections and asks the benefit of a unification around him.
"I will present a question for the European elections: the alliance between the League and the 5-Star Movement is not natural," said the former head of government. It will be remembered that Forza Italia, of Silvio Berlusconi, has even tried to be part of the understanding that led to the right to the head of government, but after some rounds of negotiations with the Lega and the M5S, the formation of the & # 39; former prime minister was deprecated.
At that time, some commentators believed that Berlusconi's political life was nearing its end, but the manager always seems to have another in his wallet. And in this case, the revenge can serve cold: the coalition between Forza Italia and the League seemed increasingly "natural" that between the League and the M5S. After the election, Berlusconi tried to impose that naturalness, but the president of the League, Matteo Salvini, at the time seemed uninterested in dividing (or even losing) the protagonist with the old politician – to whom no one can remain indifferent.
The Lega strategist preferred to choose the M5S, led by Luigi di Maio, a rising personality in the Italian political world, but far from Berlusconi's influence.
If the former head of government manages to carry out his intentions and has a good result – which is always possible – it will be Berlusconi's best revenge.