Napolitano blasts CSM factionalism - update 2

President warns against seeking damaging compromises

(ANSA) - Rome, September 25 - President Giorgio Napolitano on Thursday blasted political factionalism within the Italian judiciary's self-governing body, stressing that the Supreme Council of Magistrates (CSM) was not an "assembly of factions". The head of State added that "improper negotiations seeking compromises and unhealthy balances between factions" were damaging. Napolitano was addressing the CSM, the make-up of which was finally completed this week at the end of a lengthy deadlock in parliament over the election of new members.
    A similar stalemate continues over the filling of two vacant posts on the Constitutional Court, amid wrangling in parliament between parties.


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