Why Italy might be the next big threat to the EU's future
OK, maybe, maybe not, but still I expect that this will throw yet another spanner in the gears of the EU. Heh!
"If the changes are passed, the number of senators will be slashed from 315 to a mere 100. Unlike today, the senators will not be directly elected, but hand-picked by the government from local councils across the country.
“The current system is imperfect, as both houses have equal lawmaking powers,” Gaetano Azzariti, professor of constitutional law at Rome's Sapienza University told The Local.
“As many have rightly pointed out, it makes lawmaking slow and laborious.”
Proponents of the changes say they will stop legislation from bouncing endlessly between the upper and lower house, reduce political costs and stabilize the government.
“At the moment a government must hold a majority in both houses to stay in power,” Azzariti said, explaining that in the last 71 years, just one government of a total of 63 – Silvio Berlusconi's fourth – has successfully reached the end of its mandate."
One successful government since WWII?!!? Dude, crazy Italians!
Although with candidates like this who wouldn't want a stable government! Luckily we have our own secret political weapon! No, not Battle Axe Hillary, Trumps wife!
Five Star candidate, Virginia Raggi, became Mayor of Rome last month. Photo: Alverto Solaro/AFP: