Statute of limitations deal says Di Maio

Govt summit to settle differences ongoing

(ANSA) - Rome, November 8 - 5-Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio said Thursday that ruling partner the League must do a deal on a reform to the statute of limitations or else their government contract would be annulled.
    The M5S want the statute of limitations to be stopped after first-instance trials to stop so many people seeing their trials timed out and the guilty getting off.
    League leader Matteo Salvini says he is amenable to a reform, but not such a drastic one, which he says will lead to "infinite trials" both for the innocent and the guilty.
    Di Maio and Salvini, the two deputy premiers, are holding a government summit to try to settle the disagreement on Thursday morning.
    Also present is Premier Giuseppe Conte.
    Di maio made his remarks to the Fatto Quotidiano newspaper.