“So democracy dies, with roaring applause”


A few days ago the Senate discussed the Communications of the President of the Council, then the question of trust is voted (forgotten and presented in time, ed.).
The majority “did not lose” citing a PD leader, that is reached the majority of 156 votes, compared to 140 votes against and 16 abstentions.

The government, during the past few days, managed to snatch a “mutilated victory” in the Senate and a secure majority in the House. Do the votes in the Senate actually weigh? It depends. According to precedents created by President Mattarella, the PDR should not support this majority, asking to find a more stable majority otherwise, it will have to dissolve the chambers. This had already been done by the president himself when the centre-right wanted to seek a majority to govern.
Therefore, excluding a minority government, the PDR must propose to Conte to create a new government or choose a faithful person to create a government of the President.

President Mattarella has marked his presidency for infirmity, that is, the inability to make a decision. In history, we have seen how the PDR has played the role of “notary” or have been protagonists of politics. Well, after a strong protagonist like Napolitano, the parliament elected President Mattarella. His figure, notarial and never decomposed, has allowed everything to happen in compliance with the constitution. Or at least, as long as things were to his liking. Usually, the vote of senators for life is conditioned by the will of the Pdr. In fact, this government had the “blessing” from Mattarella through the favourable opinion of Monti and Segre. No communication to date, given the results of the two hemicycles, by the Quirinale on the situation of a non-existent minority on which a government will have to find a balance.

The Government, at present, has acquired a “partial” trust. Well, it is necessary to remember that you do not vote only in the chambers. The major works, because of the numerous laws presented, are carried out by the Commissions, that is small assemblies where the laws are approved or not. In fact, in these committees, the Government is in the minority on almost all assemblies. This means that for any rule that you want to pass, you will have to find agreements that allow you to approve a rule. Quo usque tandem abutere?

History usually creates precedents. Again, we have a recent incident that should put government representatives back on track. During the last Berlusconi government, there was a historic vote in November 2011 where Berlusconi lost a majority in the Chamber by a couple of votes. As soon as the votes were over, he went up to the Quirinale to hand in his resignation. The same basic conditions would apply today. Conte has even found that he has lost because the sum of abstentions and against is equal to his majority. So he does not have the votes to govern. It should be first recalled by the Pdr, to resign and seek a new majority or give space for a technical government. And to those who say that “we have never seen a government change during a war”, unfortunately, they are in a condition of critical blindness or even in bad faith. First of all, this government has proved unsuitable for sustaining an unprecedented economic crisis. Again, it would be necessary, if not even vital, to change when things go wrong.
What board of directors would hold a CEO who bankrupts a company?

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