Pd and grillini, at the time of the vote for the presidency of the commission this morning, left the classroom. In a post on Facebook the councilor dem Pietro Bussolati explains: “Yesterday Salvini participates in a meeting of the Lega al Pirellone. Italia Viva does not participate in the vote on the Salvini trial. The Lombard regional majority votes Patrizia Baffi of Italy Viva chairman of the commission of inquiry into the facts relating to Covid-19. The president, by statute, must be indicated by the minority. The minority had voted with 95 percent of the vote for Jacopo Scandella (Pd) in all previous attempts. Baffi only receives his vote as a minority and 45 from the majority. Today we leave the classroom and at this point it is necessary to take to the streets, because in addition to the arrogance of errors there is the fear of discovering the serious political responsibilities of Attilio Fontana on this matter. We will continue to seek their political responsibilities, going beyond the fear of the majority, beyond the provisions of a domesticated commission of inquiry. “
For Dario Violi, regional councilor of the M5S, “the majority has elected his candidate, who is part of Italia Viva, a party that today enters the center-right in all respects. Evidently, the League returned the favor to him in Lombardy and, given the serious mistakes he made in the emergency, he chose a commission of inquiry lined up in his favor. With the election of a non-neutral presidency, the Commission of Inquiry has no sense of existing: it is a farce. Minorities are the President of the Commission and our indications, with 28 votes on a candidate, have been very clear. We will not participate in the work of a Commission of Inquiry that offers no guarantee for an impartial assessment of the Lombardy Region Covid-19 emergency management and an overall speech on Lombard health. For our part, we are evaluating the possibility of starting a minority working group on the pandemic ”.
Mauro Piazza di Forza Italia was then elected as vice-chairman of the commission, while Giorgio Gori’s Elisabetta Strada dei Civici was elected secretary councilor (after having removed her support from Scandella). Meanwhile, on Twitter, the parliamentarian and president of Italy Viva Ettore Rosato asked the new president to resign: “Patrizia Baffi would be an excellent president of the Commission of inquiry on Lombard health, for competence and personal history. Shameful exploitation by the Democratic Party that imposes clear choices. We invite Patrizia to resign. We don’t need armchairs, let’s leave them to the Democratic Party ”.