“There is already an incandescent atmosphere, I decide then, now I establish the list of interventions, I had done well to call the group leader. I take the final decision”. So the president Elisabetta Casellati, in the Chamber in the Senate, tries to keep calm in the Chamber. “There is no need to scream”, she then says to Pietro Grasso, who raises his voice, accusing Ostellari of falsehood. “My decision was already made, as emerges from our chat, I have already decided”, reiterated Casellati. “I do not accept – he explains – exploitation”.
“We have the duty of the group leaders in the conference to verify if there is the possibility of a positive path that we can take together”, said the leader of the IV group in the Senate, Davide Faraone.
Meanwhile, a few minutes after the arrival of the bill in the Senate had been made the accounts on attendance. According to parliamentary sources, 3 senators are absent in the ranks of Italia Viva and 1 of the Democratic Party. While among the 5 stars, the absentees would be 9. “These are absences motivated by vaccines or diseases. This is the moment of our prevailing age group”, explains a pentastellata senator.
“Now let’s go to the Chamber, I report the work done in recent months, I try to tell things as they are, let’s see if there is willingness to dialogue and changes” of the Zan bill, said Andrea Ostellari, president of the Senate Justice Commission, to the end of the meeting of the body he chaired. “From a technical point of view, then it will be the regulation that will tell us what we can do”. “We – he underlines – want to arrive at a shared and voted text”. “Someone says that the bill was blocked for months in commission, it is not a real story”, he adds. “He spent over a year in the House before reaching the ok to the law”, remembers the Northern League. “In the Senate – he says – then there were several bills that had to be reassigned before being joined”.
“From the hearings we understood that there are non-ideological reasons” to criticize the law “go to read Flick and Mirabelli: they focus on art. 1, 4 and 7. We have opened the debate”, Ostellari said, recalling: “We have started working for the Commission on 28 April “. “Then seven sessions – he adds – seven sessions were dedicated with seventy hearings. We heard people who were not heard in the Chamber”. “In all, there are less than three months of work in the Commission”.
On the Zan bill “the League is a coherent force: defending victims of abuse and violence is sacrosanct, but let’s leave the education of children out of this political battle”. Thus the leader of the Lega Matteo Salvini, speaking of the bill during a press point in Maratea. “From this law, the League asks that children be removed. We do not use children, we cannot make politics on the skin of children of 6 or 7 years”, then said the Northern League during a rally in Battipaglia (Salerno). “This afternoon – explained Salvini – I had to go first from Caserta and then from Naples, but I have to go back to Rome because the Democratic Party brings the so-called Zan bill to the courtroom and so let’s clarify once and for all. I clarify once and for all that are for freedoms: freedom of enterprise, care, thought and therefore also the freedom of love. Obviously no one should be touched, insulted, discriminated against, for Battipaglia they can go around hand in hand and kissing two boys, two girls, I do not care if one is straight, homosexual and what he does in his private life, it is his business and no one is allowed to offend him. But from this law, the League asks that children be removed “.
On the Zan bill “the position of those who want to put flags does not produce the result, if we take a step forward and bring a text in the direction of Scalfarotto, otherwise we go to the secret vote which is an unknown factor”. Thus Matteo Renzi, speaking in the Chamber, during a press conference for the presentation of his ‘counter-current’ volume today in the Senate. “In the calendar vote there were 11 votes apart – he remembers – in the secret ballot six are enough and the law dies, my suggestion is to remember that we are parliamentarians, if we bring the spirit of unity we bring the law home, otherwise everything will skip “.