Const'ion pects authorities - Mattarella

Power inebriates says Mattarella

(ANSA) - Rome, October 11 - The Italian Constitution safeguards and protects independent authorities, President Sergio Mattarella said Thursday.
    "Our Constitution permits overcoming obstacles and ensuring the unity of society also because it has created a system in which no one, on their own, can have too much power," he told secondary school students at the presidential palace.
    "There is a system that is based on the separation of powers, on independent authorities, authorities that are not dependent on political organs but which, having to govern technical aspects, govern them by avoiding political choices, for the protection of all".
    Mattarella added that power can "inebriate" and therefore the separation of powers into countervailing forces, as laid down in the Constitution's checks and balances, was necessary.