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Alfano praises ruling striking down election law

'Citizens should have right to choose representatives directly'

14 January, 15:47
Alfano praises ruling striking down election law (see previous) (ANSA) - Rome, January 14 - Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Angelino Alfano on Tuesday endorsed the Constitutional Court's ruling to strike down Italy's election law last month. "Citizens should be able to (directly) choose their representatives and premier," he tweeted, following the release of the written judgement on Tuesday. Among the provisions deemed unconstitutional are so-called 'blocked lists', whereby party leaders, rather than constituents, pick the candidates to be voted on, with the top names entering parliament according to the percentage of the vote won by a party. "No more parachute candidates, and no more blocked lists," added Alfano's tweet.