The President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, after having heard the Presidents of the two branches of Parliament, signed the decree for the dissolution of the Senate of the Republic and the Chamber of Deputies. He officially kicks off the electoral campaign that will lead to early elections within 70 days.
The Government remains in office for the settlement of current affairs: “The discussion, the vote and its modalities have made evident the lack of support and the absence of prospects to create a new majority. This condition made the dissolution inevitable. anticipation of the Chambers “, said the head of state,” the period does not allow for pauses in the necessary interventions to counter the economic and social crisis and “increase in inflation”. “I hope that despite the intense electoral campaign there is from all a constructive contribution in the interest of Italy “.
Dem: “cats to peel” or alliances to be reviewed
“We were on the right side for the good of our country, in the elections yesterday’s acts will weigh a lot” said today the secretary of the PD Enrico Letta in the operational meeting for the preparation of the electoral campaign “A vulnus against the country that will keep the its negative effects for a long time, unless we win. ”
Thus began the fibrillation not only between the parties, in support, antagonists, but also allies under the two towers. Italia Viva and + Europa would have asked to oust the commissioner for contributions with the City Council, digital agenda and civic use of data, transparency and administrative simplification, Massimo Bugani, from the Giunta, as 5Stelle exponent, the majority party that with the ” stigma “of graver of the Draghi government. But “it is working well and Bologna’s progressive project rests on solid foundations”, Palazzo d’Accursio tells the Dire agency. “The parties that have decided to give up have taken on a very heavy responsibility, which now it will be up to us Mayors to tackle together with our communities”, Lepore said .
“Irresponsibility towards the country prevailed – wrote the president of the Region, Stefano Bonaccini on social networks – The 5Stelle’s blunder to open a crisis in the dark today found an even more irresponsible response from Lega and Forza Italia : discouraging Mario Draghi means leaving the country without a government and the Italians without answers. The appeals of the Quirinale, of many local administrators, mayors, economic and social representatives, the Third sector and associations have been unheard. a few more votes on the skin of Italy. They will account for it to the Italians “.
Forza Italia earthquake
In the last few days, the fall of the Draghi government, initiated by the 5 Star Movement which did not vote for confidence in the aid bill , is confirmed by the Lega, which has asked for a government led by the former president of the European Central Bank, but without the 5 Stars, and, almost surprisingly, by Forza Italia. The party founded by Silvio Berlusconi is paying a very high price: they left, more or less officially, the “historians”, Renato Brunetta and Maria Stella Gelmini, both ministers of the resigning executive, and also, Andrea Cangini, former director of Il Resto del Carlino, who yesterday voted for confidence and then announced his farewell: “I will do it with bitterness, but convinced that there is something more important than a party: for example the country”.
The vote and the electoral law
We will vote on 25 September and the steps are announced to be very difficult: in just over two months we will have to restore balance and sign alliances with an electoral law, the Rosatellum, which does not guarantee governability, not providing for a majority prize, and could lead to a tie, with the usual puzzle of agreements and support to form the government.
Fewer elected MPs
Given the results of the constitutional referendum on the reduction in the number of parliamentarians (YES 69.96% – NO 30.04%), it goes from 630 to 400 seats in the Chamber and from 315 to 200 in the Senate.