The 5 star movement will access the funds of the 2x thousand? It will be discovered tomorrow, at the close of the online voting which opened at 12 on the change proposed by the leader Giuseppe Conte. The announcement of the consultation came late last Thursday, during thejoint assembly of the M5s groups of the Chamber and Senate: today the former premier spoke on the issue with a long post on Facebook. “This vote is the culmination of a process begun by the request of many activists who, with difficulty and daily, they work on the territories to make that sound policy, but also often expensive, which however needs a Economic support in order to be continuous and effective ”, he writes. “For my part – he explains – I took note of this request and immediately declared that the decision, as it is in the tradition of the Movement for the most significant choices, must be left to the will of the members. We face this passage in a serene way, freely evaluating and choosing consciously. If yes, each taxpayer can decide to allocate, by his own free choice, the 2 × 1000 to the Movement; in case the no prevails, nothing will change. I can tell you that if a favorable vote prevails, I will personally undertake to ensure that these sums are earmarked for favor political action on the territories and the development of new projects for the benefit of local communities e national (I am thinking, for example, of all the project initiatives that will also be developed within the training school). In the event that a negative vote prevails, rest assured that we will continue to do so what we’ve always done and we will do it with self-financing and micro-donations “.
The majority of parliamentarians took sides in favor of the turning point in the assembly. “It is a voluntary and transparent contribution, which would allow us to finance more and better our activities in the territories”, summarized the president of the European Affairs Commission of the Chamber, Sergio Battelli. Underlining that, unlike the “old” public funding, with 2x thousand “it is the taxpayer who chooses whether to allocate a small portion of the tax return”. On the contrary, the former minister Danilo Toninelli: “They are public money instead of remaining in the coffers of the state they go to fund the parties. The 5-star Movement has shown that politics can be done without public money: it is an identity aspect that distinguishes us from all the others and we cannot abandon it “, he explained to fattoquotidiano.it. An hour before the opening of the digital ballot boxes, the senator also spoke out for the no Primo Di Nicola, journalist and vice president of the Rai Supervisory Commission. “A No convinced, clear and radical. The idea of drawing on public money, as well as being wrong due to contingent necessity – the financing of the internal structure that is being set up – risks representing an epochal, decisive step towardsapproval of the M5s to the reviled party politics. Using public resources and funding means to be a party like the others, almost giving up any hope of changing the political system ”, he writes on social media. “Resorting to 2 per thousand – he adds – means legitimizing the plundering of public resources that the M5S also denounced, collecting 11 million votes in March 2018, many of which certainly from citizens tired of the disgusting turn that the affair of political financing has taken in Italy “.
A yes from the base would kick off the process to enroll the M5s in the party register: procedure which however – as reported by this newspaper – cannot in any case be completed by November 30, deadline for obtaining the loan already in 2022. Not only that: to give one’s imprimatur to the registration, the Guarantee fee – a body based in the Chamber composed of five judges – could ask for changes to the statute agreed with difficulty between Conte and Beppe Grillo last summer. Also for this, it is said, the turning point on public money was not particularly welcome to the founder, who however opted for silence: no post it will be published on his blog, at least during the consultation. In fact, according to Law 149 of 2014, the document must ensure transparency and democracy by accurately indicating the duration and powers of the offices, guarantee bodies e i minority rights, as well as the cadence of congresses: requirements the Commission may not consider complied with the pentastellato statute, requesting changes, just as it has already done – most recently – by examining the application for registration of Courage Italy, the new party of Giovanni Toti and of the mayor of Venice Luigi Brugnaro. In addition to the 2 thousand, M5s members will vote today and tomorrow to choose which bodies and associations to allocate four million euros of refunds salaries of parliamentarians: “We are proudly the only political force that considers this act a ethical and moral duty“, Writes Conte.