Occupation of the election board. It is the move of M5s to protest against the possible approval of a majority amendment to the regulation that defines, following appeals, the validity or nullity of the ballots to the policies.
For some time M5s has raised the alarm on the possibility that the approval of the change that provides for considering on the basis of the principle of favor valid votes also the ballots with more signs but on lists that support the same candidate at the uninominal could lead to a reversal of the vote.
"We will fight in every place against this crap", attacks the group leader Francesco Silvestri. But for FDI it is an "act of extreme violence that precludes the exercise of normal political dialectics". Only "the sense of responsibility of those who suffered this abuse has avoided worse consequences", explain the members of the junta for the elections of Brothers of Italy.
The meeting of the junta is moved to another commission chaired by clerks to try to continue the work but the pentastellati deputies line up in front of the door. Meanwhile, the quaestor of Fdi Trancassini has just finished explaining that he wants to avoid the intervention of the clerks that would be allowed by regulation when the leader of the five stars Giuseppe Conte arrives. The two seclude themselves for an interview in search of a solution. Then comes the president of the Chamber Lorenzo Fontana to confirm the seriousness of the situation.
The names of the parliamentarians with seats at risk - according to a study by the M5s - would be over thirty and in some cases even big as the minister Eugenia Roccella or the former minister Roberto Speranza or even the Senatur Umberto Bossi. Only misinformation, however, was the reply of Pietro Pittalis, deputy of Forza Italia in the council and presenter of the amendment. The story starts from an appeal, presented precisely by the blue Andrea Gentile and concerning a single-member college in Calabria won by 482 votes by the pentastellata Anna Laura Orrico.
But a recount of the nulls in the sense requested by the majority, according to the M5s study, could make her lose the college in favor of the exponent of FI. Orrico would not lose, however, the seat since she would be elected to the plurinominal Calabria-P01 to the detriment of her colleague Elisa Scutella'. It is the so-called 'pinball' mechanism with consequences that are difficult to predict. In this way, always according to the dossier could, on the other hand, hope to return to the Chamber the former deputy and lawyer of Italy Viva Lucia Annibali candidate in Tuscany where the recovery of just 85 null ballots in favor of the center-right would modify the distribution and would have the direct effect of one more seat attributed to the Third Pole and one seat less to the center-left coalition that would lose that of Marco Simiani of the Democratic Party. In the evening, caution prevails: the meeting is called and will be discussed again in a week.