ROME – The opposition’s latest attempt to stop differentiated autonomy failed. As expected, given the majority numbers. The proposal to first examine the popular initiative law in the Senate Chamber, which newly regulates the so-called competing issues between the state and the regions – i.e. Articles 116 and 117 of the Constitution – was stopped.

This would have had a significant impact on the reform of the Northern League Roberto Calderolibecause the general rules for education, energy networks and transport would have been excluded from transfer to the regions.