Court sends election law to Constitutional Court

Messina court upholds 8 of 13 claims

(ANSA) - Rome, February 24 - A court in Messina on Wednesday sent Italy's new 'Italicum' election law for review to the Constitutional Court. The court recognised eight out of the petitioners' 13 claims that the Italicum breached the Italian Constitution, judicial sources said. Petitions against the law were presented in various Italian courts. Petitioners object to the law mainly on the grounds that it awards an unfairly large bonus to the winner and does not sufficiently enable voters to pick their MPs.
   

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