“There is no need for a Constituent Assembly, I consider this proposal wrong”

A Constituent Assembly for institutional reforms? “I understand the constructive spirit but for several reasons I consider this proposal from my dear friend to be wrong
Giuseppe Tognon (
on The Republic – ed.). The first is that if a pact needs to be renewed, it must be done between the political forces that are present in Parliament. The second is that the tool is disproportionate to what needs to be done.” So to Adnkronos Stefano Ceccanti, full professor of comparative public law at the “La Sapienza” University of Rome, That
adds: “If anything, one should have been established bicameral within this Parliament. It would have been the most appropriate tool to facilitate agreements. Work in instead Constitutional Affairs Commissionwhere the majority and opposition are already divided on other matters, has in fact proven to be much more polarizing.”

According to the constitutionalist, who with Equal Freedom with Magna Carta Foundation And I change has launched a bipartisan initiative for a shared reform and therefore to avoid the confirmatory referendum on premiered with the approval of a two-thirds majority of Rooms“we shouldn’t create a parallel channel (to Parliament – ed.) because it creates problems. The experience of the Chile which elected two Constituent Assemblies in parallel to Parliament and then ultimately lost the referendums. Therefore the political forces present in Parliament must and can make the pact – he underlines – by trying in every way to reach two thirds, which is technically possible. It’s just a question of political will.”

Secondly, “the instrument (Constituent Assembly – ed.) is disproportionate with respect to what needs to be done: an important but limited revision of the second part of the Constitution regarding a reasonable form of premiership with renewed balance; and, upon completion of Title Fifththe transformation of Senate in the Chamber of Regions, which is the real black hole of the centre-periphery relationship and without which even differentiated autonomy creates more problems than solutions”. Reforms for which “the Constituent Assembly instrument is completely disproportionate. It’s no use. It must be considered that in the spirit of the Constitution the two hypotheses of article 138 are not equal, as the president of the Constitutional Court
Barbera. Reforms shared by two thirds should be the first choice, while those with an absolute majority such as the referendum – concludes Ceccanti – should be seen only as subordinate”. (by Roberta Lanzara)

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