Cannabis, Lega and Fratelli d’Italia blitz to blow up the referendum: amendment to cancel the extension to the deposit of signatures

Cannabis, Lega and Fratelli d’Italia blitz to blow up the referendum: amendment to cancel the extension to the deposit of signatures
Cannabis, Lega and Fratelli d’Italia blitz to blow up the referendum: amendment to cancel the extension to the deposit of signatures

League e Brothers of Italy try to blow up the referendum on Cannabis. The blitz is taking place in these hours in Constitutional Affairs Commission in Montecitorio, where the numbers are very close: the Carroccio and Fdi have in fact presented a suppressive amendment of the standard approved by the Council of Ministers which also allowed those who filed referendum questions after the month of June to deposit their signatures by 31 October. The extension was authorized by Draghi government: the extension, as explained by the MEP from + Europe Riccardo Magi, had been authorized to avoid unequal treatment between the various collections and was also requested by the Carroccio for the referendum on Justice. Now, after the Northern League have managed to avoid the deposit of their signatures, taking advantage of the request received from 5 center-right-led Regions, and after last October 28 there was the deposit of over 600 thousand signatures for Cannabis, they attempt the blitz to make other consultations fail. “A real filth,” he denounced Marco Cappato. While “We legalize!” spoke of “sabotage”.

A few days after the deposit, the attempt by Carroccio and Fdi to blow everything up. To denounce him, in addition to the promoters, also the Democratic party. If the amendment passes, the deputy dem deputy wrote on Twitter Giuditta Pini, “The signatures for the cannabis referendum would not be valid and thus would prevent the country from speaking out. We vote today at 2.30 pm in the Constitutional Affairs Committee in the Chamber “. The colleague dem Stefano Ceccanti he asked the forces supporting the majority not to disavow what the government decided: “The Draghi government he made this decision because they were taking risks serious problems of constitutional legitimacy, not for a prejudice in favor of this or that initiative, ”he said. “Otherwise, in fact, an unreasonable situation would have arisen: an extension to 31 October had already been given for those who had submitted the question by the end of June. Without that rule, those who presented later would have had to deliver earlier. The rule was voted by all except the League’s ministers who did not participate in the vote. In this afternoon’s vote in the Commission, therefore, it is logically expected that the forces supporting the government majority will behave in a coherent way, maintaining the necessary cohesion. Moreover, in addition to the general political profile of loyalty to the government, the specific consequences would also be serious: for some promoters (in the specific case cannabis and hunting) to lapse the basis of the deposit on 31 October, the regularity of signatures would be overwhelmed, damaging the rights of citizens. “.

The deputy of Più Europa is also alarmed Magi: “We hope that the political pitfalls do not undermine a rule of fairness,” he said. “The gravity of the League’s parliamentary initiative is disconcerting. First she requested an extension for her own referendums and then she opposed the fact that others also benefited. Now, after having blatantly avoided depositing the signatures on the referendums it has promoted, it is trying to prevent the decree containing the anti-discrimination rule from being converted into law. What is at stake is also the stability of the law and the credibility of the government that issued the decree. It would really be an act against the government if FI also supported it ”. Even the M5s deputy Aldo Penna he protested: “Brothers of Italy and the League have used every energy available to bury the Zan bill because, in their opinion, it was detrimental to everyone’s freedom of opinion. In the same way, however, they are trying every ploy to skip the referendum on the legalization of cannabis. And here is the usual hypocrisy of the Italian right, which even in this case wants to put the gag on the people ”.

Against his colleagues from the center-right also the deputy Fi Elio Vito who in recent months has contested the line of his party and the right on all issues concerning rights: “Thieves of democracy”, he wrote on Twitter. “The League has presented an amendment to cancel the extension granted by the government, due to the delays of the Municipalities in issuing the certificates, to deposit the signatures for the Cannabis Referendum. The signatures are in the Supreme Court, do you want to take them away? Shame!”.

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