By Blogo.it editorial staff on Friday 11 September 2020
The number two of the League has second thoughts. After having voted in favor of the bill on the cut of parliamentarians on 8 October in the Chamber of Deputies, thus contributing to its approval, Giancarlo Giorgetti has changed his mind and will vote against the cut in the referendum on 20 and 21 September.
The stance came today from the pages of Ticino News and is in contrast with what today seems to be the official position of the League, or at least of its leader Matteo Salvini. The reason for the vote against, according to Giorgetti, is that “a simple cut of parliamentarians in the absence of other reforms is impossible”:
The majority system, given that there is so much talk about Europe, has always worked very well. Cutting parliamentarians by 40% would give unlimited power to party secretariats, greatly limiting the will of the people. It is a drift to be strongly avoided. Also because it would be a favor to a government in difficulty, unable to manage the economic backlash to the Italian system in recent months and in evident embarrassment in view of the coming months, which will be very hard. The Conte government is inadequate. And that’s also why I’m going to vote No.
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