Published September 3rd 2005 in AGI Online
Forza Italia (FI) is now ready to debate changes to the electoral law which would mean an increase to proportional representation, announced the prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi. When asked if there was enough time left for parliament to come to an agreement on the matter, Berlusconi explained, "I don't think it's a question of time. Rather", he added, "it's a case of whether everyone gets together to deal with the matter. We are definitely not in favour of doing this because the matter has already been debated with no positive solutions, other than a change to the political majority proportionally.
"Now we are talking of something different", the premier continued, "i.e. increasing the proportional representation. As has always been the case in recent years, we are obviously open to a thorough examination of any proposals that come from any of the coalition parties. We are continuing to be positive and constructive," he concluded.