Lawyer who challenged Italian election law now focused on EU
Changes to European election law demanded on linguistic grounds05 December, 13:47
Carlo Felice Besostri said that he and a group of colleagues filed notice earlier this week of a challenge to European law on grounds including its divergence with Italian law on linguistic minorities.
Besostri was part of a group that saw success on Wednesday, when Italy's Constitutional Court ruled that Italy's Porcellum or 'pig-sty' electoral law was unconstitutional.
That decision, based on the lawyers' challenge, now increases pressure on Italy's parliament to change rules that were widely seen as leading to uncertain election results.