Reforms, Celotto: “Fundamental because governments last too little, but difficult to implement”

Alfonso Celotto, full professor of constitutional law at Roma Tre, speaking at ‘Forum civica’: “The Constitution has kept its promise, a country transformed by ’46′”

Reforms are fundamental because in 75 years of the Republic we have had 69 governments. We have governments that last 14 months. In this way, how much do you really rule? It is clear that governments do little. And our parliamentary system is creating distrust in the citizens, because the parliamentary republic does not answer directly to the citizens but to the Parliament. But the reforms are difficult to implement because everyone must agree, a broad convergence is needed. And it has never succeeded because the reforms sink in the swamp of crossed political vetoes”. So Alfonso Celotto, full professor of constitutional law at Roma Tre, speaking at ‘Civic Forum – a look at the ethical, moral and civic values ​​that guide public administration’in progress at the Monastery of Camaldoli.

“The constituents succeeded – continues Celotto – because they had to free us from fascism, from poverty, from the monarchy, they had enormous pressure and could not fail. A situation that does not exist today because the parliamentary republic works badly but we go on. But if if we had a government that works better, we would be able to do more things”, he concludes.

“There was no twitter, there was no instagram, and 30% of Italians were illiterate. And then we needed a Clear constitution, understandable to Italians. We needed a clear constitution. Concept Marchesi, constituent and former partisan and university rector, took care of it. He said that three rules are needed to write simple Italian: sentences of no more than 20 words, never more than one subordinate clause per sentence, simple words that can be understood. The Constitution had two goals that looked far ahead: to found a solid democracy in a united Italy and then to recognize rights but by recognizing it you must make a revolution: article 3 second paragraph which is the greatest promise that the Constituent Assembly made us. It is the promise that the State makes to us to transform the country: that this Italy made up of poor and ignorant people can grow again. And this is done with social rights. And the promise has been kept, today’s Italy is very different from that of ’46 beyond the problems, and this thanks to social rights”. concludes Celotto.