The Chamber approved by a very large majority the authorization of military missions abroad, with the yes also of Fdi
which for the first time voted with the majority supporting the Draghi government
The distinction was raised, as in the past, by the cooperation mission with the Libyan Coast Guard, with several deputies from the majority, first 40 and then 54, who in two votes asked for it to be suspended.
In any case, the commitment to the government remains, to "verify" from next year, "the conditions for overcoming the aforementioned mission", as requested by the entire Democratic Party.
Based on the 2016 framework law on missions abroad, the Council of Ministers decides each year which missions to continue and which new ones to authorize, and presents the Document to Parliament. This is discussed by the Defense and Foreign Committees which bring a report to the Chamber, which is then voted on in a resolution. On Wednesday evening in the Commission, at the request of the Democratic Party (Enrico Borghi and Lia Quartapelle) the commitment to the government to "verify" next year "the conditions for overcoming" cooperation with the Libyan Coast Guard, with the possible transfer of the mission to the one led by the EU Irini.
A commitment that obviously was not enough for some parliamentarians of the majority who
have always been critical given the work of the Libyan Coast Guard
which recently even shot at the boats of shipwrecked people and against Italian fishing boats.
Hence the adhesion of about thirty of them to a motion by the Italian Left, the first signatory Erasmo Palazzotto
, who asked for the immediate termination of the mission.
Among the parliamentary signatories of the Democratic Party (Laura Boldrini, Matteo Orfini) and of Articolo Uno, the party of Minister Speranza, and Riccardo Magi (+ Europe-Action). At the time of the vote, the numbers rose to 40, as 8 M5s deputies also supported the resolution, which was rejected. The majority resolution that authorized the missions was nevertheless approved with a biparisan vote, with 438 yes, including that of Fdi, which prompted Minister Lorenzo Guerini to express satisfaction: "Such a broad and transversal consensus means that there is sharing background on the government strategy on the protection of national security interests and on military commitments in the regions where we are present ". In a second ballot on the mission in Libya, on which the withdrawal of the vote had been requested, the nos rose to 54,seeing that even Italia viva has spoken out against it. Now it's up to the Senate where the political dynamics appear similar.