Renzi says no more 'small party blackmail' with new law
'No more grand coalitions either' says PD chief29 January, 16:59
The current government is a left-right grand coalition, forged reluctantly after inconclusive elections in February and two months of parliamentary gridlock. The law that created those results was ruled invalid by the Constitutional Court late last year. The same law allowed small parties to enter parliament with relatively few votes, even outside a coalition. If the new law passes, small parties will have no choice but to compromise and ally in a coalition. "With our deal on the election law, despite the professional naysayers, this step forward is enormous," added Renzi.