Talk of threshold being reduced from 4% to 3%
(ANSA) – ROME, SEP 5 – Deputy Premier and Transport Minister Matteo Salvini’s League party said Tuesday that it was against the hypothesis of lowering the threshold for parties to have MEPs elected in European elections from 4% of the vote to 3%.
On Monday there were reports that the coalition supporting Premier Giorgia Meloni’s government was in talks with some opposition parties about changing the threshold to make it easier for smaller groups to have representation in the European Parliament.
Meloni’s right-wing Brothers of Italy (FdI) party reportedly has nothing against the idea.
But the League does.
“Changing the election law (for the European Parliament) is not a priority,” it said in a statement.
“Above all, it is right that the Italian people choose their representatives without help (for the candidates)”.
The League said it would be more logical to raise the entry bar than to lower it.
“It would make it possible to limit the fragmentation of the political system that makes the country weaker,” it said.