M5S distances self from Grillo call to cut president's power

Move not in government contract says M5S leader Di Maio

(ANSA) - Rome, October 22 - The 5-Star Movement (M5S) has distanced itself from a call by its founder, comedian-turned politician Beppe Grillo, for the powers of the president to be curtailed.
    "Grillo expounded his opinion, which is not in the contract of government," Deputy Premier and Labour and Industry Minister Luigi Di Maio, the M5S leader, told RTL 102.5 radio on Monday.
    "We are not launching a big reform of the Constitution about the president of the republic".
    Grillo said the president's powers should be limited during a M5S rally in Rome at the weekend.
   

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