Leader of Italy's biggest union sees 'perfect storm' on govt
New electoral law top priority says CGIL's Camusso27 September, 13:00
"It's as if we were in a perfect storm in which the things the country needs aren't getting done and, at the same time, there's continual instability," said CGIL leader Susanna Camusso.
Enrico Letta's unprecedented right-left government is threatened by Silvio Berlusconi's vow to pull his MPs from parliament if the Senate votes to oust him after a tax-fraud conviction next month. Letta will meet President Giorgio Napoliatno Friday to discuss calling a confidence vote to save the shaky alliance.
The government has taken some action to end Italy's longest recession in 20 years, trying to create growth and cut costs ahead of the 2014 budget law where it is striving to keep within EU-mandated margins.
But much remains to be done.
Camusso said reforming the electoral law blamed for February's inconclusive election result that eventually forced Letta and Berlusconi together was the top priority.
"I think the real emergency to be addressed is (approving) a new electoral law," Camusso said.