Rete dei Comunisti
Only a few hours remain now until voting ends in the elections to the regional parliament of Campania, Southern Italy.
The campaign has been marked by the corruption and clientelism of the bloc of interests centred around the incumbent regional president Vincenzo De Luca, who is expected to be re-elected, and in particular by the use and misuse of EU funding.
It has also been marked by the steady decline of the 5 Star Movement, a political force which had previously been successful, especially in the South, in capitalising on the discontent of the working classes who over the last few decades have seen their prospects shrink significantly.
Finally, the campaign saw the attempt of the Right and of Salvini in particular to put down roots in a region that had previously been hostile to the Right coalition lead by the League. Fortunately, they did not succeed in this and their demagogy and culture of hate seems to have had little resonance in the South.ù
This was an election campaign in which we began to see the harmful effects of the pandemic on a society already suffering from long-term structural crisis, with indices on employment and people claiming state support rising drastically and new forms of poverty emerging in the more marginalised sections of society.
Within this context, Potere al Popolo has decided to present an electoral list with Giuliano Granato as its candidate for president of the region.
The programme proposed by Potere al Popolo represents a vision for the construction of a genuine expression of working-class power. It seeks to go beyond the theoretical and rhetorical confusions of the mainstream Left and provide real representation for working-class interests. This is a project that, as elsewhere in Italy, will continue beyond the elections, regardless of the result, looking to engage people in their places of work, within local communities, in all aspects of working-class life.
The Rete dei Comunisti in Campaia gives its full support to the Potere al Popolo list, with some members standing as candidates and all members working hard to engage support in the public for the candidacy of Giuliano Granato for president of the region.