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We need someone to take them by the hand, especially when it comes to Justice, especially if the amendments to the criminal trial proposed by Marta Cartabia arrive in the Council of Ministers, which dismantle the Bonafede reform. And Mario Draghi fits into the grillino chaos, between a vote yes, then no, and finally a “then we abstain”, to bring order and avoid that the internal rift in the 5 Star Movement, on the reintroduction of the prescription, has repercussions in the Council of ministers. But just when he convinces the pentastellati thanks to a new mediation proposal, which provides longer process times for crimes against the public administration, here Forza Italia and Italia Viva are not there and ask for the suspension of the Council of Ministers it is examining the amendments to the reform of the criminal trial. The premier at this point blurts out: “I ask for the support of all political forces and solidarity in the parliamentary passage. This is a heterogeneous majority and compromises are needed. I appeal to your sense of responsibility, these are fundamental reforms for the country, and I want a compact and responsible majority ”. The agreement passes, the parties sharpen their weapons already looking at the changes to be made and the flags to be placed when next July 23 the delegation law will be examined in Parliament.

The day started early with one of the classic psychodramas within the 5 Star Movement, split between ‘contiani’, the supporters of the former premier Conte who do not intend to vote in favor of the reintroduction of the prescription, and the governist wing that accepts the draft circulated yesterday “not exciting but still a good mediation”. However, to avoid a blatant fracture on the very theme dear to the Grillino world and to put everyone in agreement, the leaders communicate the possibility of an abstention, because, as per tradition, “we need to meet in the assembly and understand what works and what doesn’t, because we have never seen those texts “. Ministers and group leaders meet in conclave, the CDM which was to begin at 5 pm sled.

At this point, together with the holder of Justice Marta Cartabia, the premier meets the pentastellati government exponents and convinces them to withdraw from the intention to abstain, manifested in the afternoon as a desperate scream. As a last resort to hold together a party that leadership doesn’t have. A party that sees the flag won with the Conte government torn off, when the statute of limitations was abolished, and which now has difficulty managing a reform of the criminal process, necessary to speed up the times of justice by aligning them with European standards and linked to the arrival of Recovery fund money.

Thus the Minister Cartabia illustrates a new mediation proposal, the first had already emerged yesterday but was not satisfied with a part of the Movement, or rather the ‘Contian’ wing led by the former Keeper Alfonso Bonafede and composed by the group leader in the Senate Licheri , by the minister Patuanelli and the former Ferraresi undersecretary who with Bonafede drafted the reform that abolished the prescription. Cartabia tries again and to meet the 5Stelle inserts longer times for crimes, such as extortion and corruption, against the Public Administration: three years for the appeal process and 18 months for the Supreme Court. So the abstention of the Movement turns into a yes.

But when the text arrives in the Council of Ministers, with the approval of the 5Stelle, another trouble breaks out for the premier. Forza Italia asks to suspend the meeting to evaluate the new text. The same is true of Italia Viva, which raises doubts about the lengthening of the times that lead to the prescription of corruption offenses. Prime Minister Draghi gets impatient, is furious with his ministers and asks for loyalty. He asked all ministers if they are ready to support the reform, demonstrating consistency even in the parliamentary passage. A request that no one opposes even though there has not been a real vote.

In general, the Keeper of Seals proposes to permanently block the prescription after the first instance sentence, whether they are acquitted or convicted. In the Appeal process, instead, the maximum term of two years would be introduced (it would reach three in the case of serious crimes), beyond which the inadmissibility would be declared. The same term would be one year in the Supreme Court (in the case of serious crimes the extension would be a further six months). Therefore in the second and third degree of judgment, beyond those established times the crime would not be extinguished but the process would be suspended, in fact blocked.

As already mentioned, these proposed amendments will arrive in committee on 23 July when the reform of the criminal trial will begin to be examined. The text will have to pass the test of the Chamber, therefore also the M5s test whose parliamentarians already complain of not having seen the text: “They closed an agreement without consulting the assembly of groups”. During the day, in the general chaos, the request for a meeting was also received before giving the green light but as is known the agreement was closed by the Grillini ministers. And now the parliamentarians are waiting for the text in the classrooms, and the holding of the pentastellate troops is not at all obvious. It is no coincidence that Draghi had to appeal to responsibility: “I ask you to support this important measure with loyalty in Parliament”. Inside no breath, as soon as outside the battle begins again, cross messages to disappointed groups and opponents: we will improve the text. Sounds like a threat.


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