Sergio Mattarella breaks the silence on the Palamara case and on the scandal that is sweeping justice. In particular, the President of the Republic responds to requests for dissolution of the Superior Council of the judiciary: “He ends his mandate four years after his election – reads the note from the Quirinale press office – and can be dissolved in advance only in the presence of an objective impossibility of operation”. The current CSM is not in this condition and is committed to carrying out its institutional activity, so for Mattarella the only way is “a reform that contributes to fully restoring the prestige and credibility of what appears to the judiciary, safeguarding the indispensable value of the independence of the judiciary “.
Then the head of state puts pressure on the government and the opposition, inviting them decisively to show that they have a real interest in reforming justice, on which political clashes within the majority have been going on for some time: “If political parties and parliamentary groups are in favor of a CSM formed on the basis of new and different criteria , it is necessary that they prepare and approve a law in Parliament that provides for it: this task is not entrusted by the Constitution to the President of the Republic but to the government and Parliament “. In addition, Mattarella hoped “that he will land in a short time to new legislation“, While recalling that a possible dissolution of the CSM would entail” a slowdown, from unpredictable times, of the disciplinary proceedings underway against the magistrates accused of the behavior disclosed, concretely putting at risk the timely conclusion within the terms established by law “.