Stop the ballots for the election of mayors: the right tries again, battle with the opposition
Eliminate the ballot for mayors even in big cities: the right tries again. At the beginning of March the first attempt. Then the turnaround after the protests. But the majority does not give up and is now attempting a new blitz which, needless to say, infuriates the opposition. League Senator Daisy Pirovano in fact, it has included in the unified text on the direct election of the Provinces, under discussion in the Constitutional Affairs commission at Palazzo Madama, the cancellation of the ballot in the larger Municipalities. In fact, for the election of the mayor in towns with more than 15,000 inhabitants, 40 percent of the preferences would suffice (and no longer 50) as is already the case in small towns. Therefore, no more double shifts in Rome, Milan or Turin, unless none of the candidates reaches the 40% threshold.
A rule that follows in all respects the one presented on 1 March by Licia Ronzulli of Forza Italia with an amendment and then skipped. Now the provision has been included in the agenda of the commission's select committee and the Lega rapporteur has prepared the draft of a unified text that will have to be adopted by the committee and then brought to the plenary commission, where it will be possible to present amendments.
The rule on the election of mayors, however, was not agreed with the minority and the representatives of the opposition in the commission, Dario Parrini of the Pd, Peppe de Cristofaro by Avs e Alessandra Majorino of the 5 Star Movement threaten battle. Maiorino has already announced that he will walk out of select committee meetings in protest.