(ANSA) - Rome, January 23 - A minority faction of the
center-left Democratic Party (PD) said Thursday it had drawn up
four main points that must be addressed regarding election
The proposals include revoking so-called blocked lists, or
lists of candidates selected by the party apparatus, increasing
the majority premium in parliament, lowering the votes threshold
for parties to enter parliament, and alternating male and female
candidates on the list.
The PD - the biggest group in parliament - has suffered
internal divisions among fundamental decisions including who
should lead them and what form the new election law should have
given the urgent need to reform a system that resulted in a hung
parliament for two months at the start of last year.
A big point of internal debate was sparked over the weekend
when PD leader Matteo Renzi met with ex-premier Silvio
Berlusconi to forge a deal on the election law.
"Just like Renzi managed to convince Berlusconi...we think
that if we all convince ourselves and if Renzi convinces himself
we will arrive at the result which our electors ask for at the
primaries", said PD delegate Alfredo D'Attorre.
(photo: Matteo Renzi)