Speranza says PD needs primaries after Marino debacle

'Must start from grassroots to heal rift btw party and city'

(ANSA) - Rome, October 9 - MP Roberto Speranza said Friday his Democratic Party (PD) should call primaries to choose a new candidate for mayor of Rome after Ignazio Marino was pressured to quit by his own party.
    "A deep rift between the city and the PD has taken place in Rome," said Speranza, who quit earlier this year as Lower House PD whip in disagreement with the party line and now belongs to a dissenting leftwing minority within it.
    "In my view primaries are inevitable to try to rebuild.
    Decisions made from above can't suffice. It is key we start again, from our people".


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