The number of members of the Italian House of Representatives is reduced by about one-third at a stretch September 22, 15:49
In Italy, a referendum was held asking for approval or disapproval of a constitutional amendment to reduce the number of members of the parliament, and a proposal to reduce more than 340 people, which is about one-third of the number of members of the Senate and the House of Representatives, is in favor of the majority. It will be approved.
Italy has long been a problem with corruption and injustice of its members, and in the adult elections, the "Five Star Movement" of the emerging political parties, which criticized the established political parties and promised to reduce the number of members, made a leap forward.
Under the leadership of the Five Star Movement, which leads the coalition government, Congress passed a constitutional amendment that would significantly reduce the number of MPs, and a referendum was held from the 20th to the 21st to question the approval or disapproval of the amendment. ..
The amendment says that the Senate will be reduced from the current 315 to 200, and the House of Representatives will be reduced from the current 630 to 400, about one-third.
According to the Italian Ministry of the Interior, the ballot counting is almost over, with about 70% in favor and about 30% in opposition, and the proposal to reduce the number of MPs has been approved by the majority.
The turnout was provisionally 52.1%.
As a result, from the next election, the number of members will be reduced by more than 340 at once.
Foreign Minister Dimaio, the former representative of the "Five Star Movement," posted on Twitter, "What we achieved today is a historic result. It would not have been possible without the Five Star Movement," emphasizing the results.