M5S accuses Napolitano of attacking Constitution
Head of State 'failed reject unconstitutional laws'30 January, 11:11
The movement, led by commedian-turned-politician Beppe Grillo, also accused Napolitano of interfering in a Palermo trial into alleged negotiations between the State and the Mafia two decades ago. Premier Enrico Letta's centre-left Democratic Party (PD), the biggest group in parliament, blasted the impeachment drive.
"The M5S request to impeach the head of State is an atrocious act aimed only a taking out the fundamental element of our democratic system," said Roberto Speranza, the PD's Lower House whip.