In the end, the 5 stars agreed: the criminal justice reform signed by Marta Cartabia receives the go-ahead from the Council of Ministers. A green light that is defined as non-formal for the simple fact that, being a proxy law, there was no formal vote: simply after a tug-of-war all afternoon no one had anything to object. Especially after he spoke Mario Draghi who asked all ministers to support “with conviction”The text of the reform (which is formally contained in an enabling law), remaining loyal in Parliament.
The Cartabia prescription – The CDM convened to hastily approve the criminal reform was scheduled for 5pm but started two hours late. The reason? The 5 stars wanted to abstain, as the law contains changes to the prescription which in practice tear apart the reform of Alfonso Bonafede. Up to now it works that the prescription is blocked after the first degree of judgment. The mechanism studied by Cartabia, on the other hand, maintains the existing prescription only up to the first degree. From the second comes another concept, that ofinadmissibility. If the appeal is not concluded within two years, the process can no longer go on, that is dies definitively. The same applies to the one in the Supreme Court, where the trap is triggered within a year. A system that is equivalent to tearing apart the 5-star reform-flag.
The negotiation with the 5 stars – For this reason the CDM started two hours late. The delegation of 5 star movement, led by the Minister of Agriculture Stefano Patuanelli, met separately with the premier Draghi and the Minister of Justice to try to break the deadlock on the prescription. A flash meeting: the 5 stars have ensured support for the text in exchange for aextendability (at the judge’s discretion) of the term within which to complete the degrees of judgment – under penalty of inadmissibility – a three years on appeal e 18 months in Cassation for the most serious crimes against the public administration: concussion, corruption, incitement to corruption e undue induction to give or promise benefits. Crimes punished with life imprisonment – such as murder and massacre – or serious crimes such as the mafia and terrorism remain excluded from this mechanism. However, dozens and dozens of other important trials would end up in smoke, such as those for bankruptcy or culpable crimes such as the Viareggio massacre. Despite everything, the 5 stars had given their approval.
The discontent of Fi and Iv, the intervention of Draghi – At that point, however, it was the ministers of Come on Italy e Italy alive to ask for the stop of the Council of Ministers to examine the changes made to the text: they were against the inclusion of corruption among crimes that provide for the possibility of lengthened trial times. The meeting had been suspended for about twenty minutes. At the resumption Draghi, according to sources present at the meeting, asked all those present to support the reform: no objection. Thus passed the reform that promises to destroy dozens and dozens of trials. And that makes Italia viva sing victory, which defines the addition of the modification requested by the Five stars as “a sop for the media that a thing of substance and in any case we will work to fix the text in Parliament”.
Di Battista: “Impunity” – The former deputy attacked the law in the pipeline Alessandro Di Battista, who left the Movement after supporting the Draghi government but still considered a landmark by many subscribers. “On the Done there is an editorial from Travaglio that, alas, should be read ”, he writes on social media. “I say“ alas ”because it perfectly explains what the government of the best is trying to do, that is a maxi-gift to impunity. Or to thieves! “. And to those who, in the comments, invite the grillini to leave the Draghi government immediately, reply by defining the presence of the Movement in the executive branch “a largely predictable Caporetto”. To make his voice heard in favor of the reform, however, is the secretary of the Democratic Party Enrico Letta: “After thirty years of political confrontation over justice this it’s the right time, we are convinced of this ”, he said, speaking on the sidelines of the presentation of his book“ Soul and screwdriver ”in Monza. “We support the reforms of Minister Cartabia and the Draghi government. They are the condition because the money of the Recovery plan arrive in Italy, which with a justice that is finally efficient and quick and just is able to attract from abroad those investments that are needed. This is the moment, let’s trust Minister Cartabia and make these reforms ”, he argues.
The Democratic Party: “Reform that serves the country” – For the group leader in the Chamber of the Democratic Party, Debora Serracchiani, the Cartabia proposals are “an unrepeatable opportunity to carry out a system reform that serves the country. We cannot stand still, not least in order not to jeopardize the resources of the NRP. This is the time of shared solutions for the good of the national community and not the gods ideological walls which in the past prevented reforms, ”he writes in a note. While Annamaria Bernini, president of the senators of Forza Italia, recalls that “the Five Star Movement does not have the absolute majority in Parliament and there are no more allies willing to follow him in derivative pangiudiziaria. Take note of it. Forza Italia would like the separation of careers, but claiming the moon in such a composite majority would be irresponsible. The mediation of the Keeper of Seals is the result of work complex e flawless, and the premier is therefore very well to go straight “.