The day after the heart-pounding vote in the hall of Palazzo Madama, the Democratic Party does not change line. In an assembly of the group it was decided not to present amendments to the Zan bill. In short, the line remains that of not touching the text. Of course, there is no shortage of worries. Andrea Marcucci and others – such as Stefano Collina, Valeria Fedeli and Valeria Valente (the latter doubting in particular about gender identity) – publicly manifest this in the meeting. The former group leader has been supporting the mediation line for days as the only one to ‘save’ Zan. Others consider it impermissible because they are convinced that the League’s offer of understanding is not ‘sincere’ but Salvini’s real goal is to bury the law.
In the end, net of the awareness that “the scenario in the Senate is certainly complex” in the words of Senator Alessandro Alfieri, it was decided not to present amendments but “qualifying” agendas. A “shared choice” argues Alfieri himself, coordinator of the Reformist Base, an area that gathers most of the dem senators. They did so in the interventions during the meeting of the Franco Mirabelli group for Areadem, the Orlandian Antonio Misiani, Francesco Verducci of the Giovani Turchi.
President Simona Malpezzi says: “I believe it is right to maintain the line of not presenting amendments, while instead I think it is very useful and correct to continue on the path of qualifying agendas”. Odg who, he explains, will meet “the uncertainties of others, to show that we are not insensitive to doubts, which clarify points in the text such as that of freedom of expression. The Democratic Party stands on this line and does not go beyond” , explain dem parliamentary sources reiterating that “the first 3 articles do not touch each other”.
Meanwhile, we are waiting to see what will happen next Tuesday when the deadline for amendments starts at 12. The leader of Fdi, Luca Ciriani, has already announced the presentation of a hundred amendments. Numbers that make the postponement of the examination of Zan by the Senate in September almost a certainty.
President Malpezzi also talks about it: “There is also a question of timing. It should be borne in mind that as early as next week there will be decrees that will take precedence and therefore there could be a delay”. In short, a pause before the redde rationem in the classroom. The former group leader Marcucci remains convinced, along with other dems, that the accident will occur in the first secret vote and insists on working on mediation by calling into question the secretary Enrico Letta.
“Finally an in-depth discussion of the PD senators on the Zan bill. We have entrusted the president – Marcucci says at the end of the group assembly – the mandate to check with the secretary Letta the next parliamentary steps. positive determination. In Italy it is urgent to approve a law against homotransphobia ”.