Mes, after Conte Meloni in front of the jury of honor. The report will arrive by February 9th

The report will be prepared “by February 9th”. Honorary jury of the chamber. The vice president of the chamber confirmed this Giorgio Mule (FI), President of the Special Commission of Inquiry, which today heard the Prime Minister in the argument brought by the leader of the M5 Giuseppe Conte on the Prime Minister's allegations against the ESM.

“So far, no circumstances have emerged that have led the commissioners to request a new hearing,” Mulè explained. “Now we will read the full report. Both have stated their position. The commissioners have expressed no need for new hearings.” The next step, he clarified, “is to study, examine, compare the statements of President Conte and President Meloni and then get a picture of the parliamentary documents and everything, to do whatever is available to the Commission.” We will then draft our report, to be submitted by February 9th. The Article 58 report is not subject to debate or vote: it shall be read out in the House and the House shall take note of it.”

As the vice president of the chamber clarified, the report “is not technically a sentence. The jury is asked to confirm the validity of some expressions used by President Meloni that President Conte considers to be false and contrary to the truth.” The jury will assess whether what was said in the chamber is justified or not. The reference to the “favor of darkness,” Mulè added in response to journalists, “is one of the elements that the Prime Minister used in the Chamber in a broader speech on the ESM and everything that had to do with the validation process of the ESM, used.” .
The hearing before the internal judicial body of the Chamber was requested by Giuseppe Conte himself on December 13th after the allegations made from Meloni himself at the meeting after submitting the fax, sent by Luigi Di Maio to then representative Massari authorizing him to sign the European Stability Mechanism: “The Conte government secretly approved the ESM“.

And this, he added, happened “the day after the resignation of the Conte government, when he was only in office for current affairs. I understand your difficulty and your embarrassment, but there is no way out of the story. This paper shows that.” Lack of seriousness from a government that left this package to the next government before packing the boxes.

There The reconstruction was therefore immediately denied by the former prime minister and also yesterday in the rooms of the Presidential Library of Montecitorio, where the hearing before the investigative commission chaired by the Forzista Giorgio Mulé lasted about an hour and a half. For the occasion, the leader of the 5 Star Movement brought hundreds of pages of documents to dismantle the thesis put forward by Meloni.

Giuseppe Conte: “I want justice”
“The work of the honorary jury is secret, so my published statements remain secret,” Conte told journalists. “But I asked for this honorary jury to be activated because I believe it is a parliamentary protection mechanism in extreme cases false and mendacious statements that objectively damage the honor and reputation not only of me personally, but also of my government with regard to all transparent and timely discussion activities with Parliament and thus with all citizens. I am of course guided by the assessments of my fellow MPs, in whom I have the utmost respect and trust. I want justice“.

Conte should therefore have gone through the parliamentary process of the rescue fund dossier again yesterday and shown that not to have acted “under cover of darkness”.. Because as Prime Minister he passed through the chambers 14 times, including urgent communications and information on the subject of the ESM and the process of strengthening the banking and monetary union. A figure that lies between 30 and 40 if one also takes into account, at government level, the hearings in Commission and Chamber carried out by the responsible ministers, first Giovanni Tria and then Roberto Gualtieri. “And all of these passages indicate that Rep. Meloni was present in the chamber.”


From left, M5 President Giuseppe Conte and Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni

The Honorary Jury: What it is and how it works
The instrument is based on Article 58 of the Rules of Procedure, according to which “if a Member is accused during a debate of facts damaging to his honor, he may ask the President of the Chamber to appoint a commission to decide on the validity of the accusation; a deadline may be set for the Commission to submit its conclusions to the Chamber, which shall take note of them without debate or vote.”

Members of the Presidium who do not belong to the same groups as the MPs involved in the controversy, in this case Fdi and M5S, are usually invited to join. With the peculiarity that this time one of the MPs in question, Giorgia Meloni, is Prime Minister. In the past, the Commission consisted of three or five members and was chaired by a Vice President of the Chamber.

The jury is not expected to propose or impose sanctions, a prerogative that falls to the Presidium, however is requested to investigate the facts of the dispute by consulting those directly involved and then present their conclusions to the plenary session, which simply takes note of them.

This is the second time since the start of the legislative session that the honorary jury has been established. In fact, the Montecitorio panel met between February and March of this year at the request of PD deputies Silvio Lai, Andrea Orlando and Debora Serracchiani, after the Fratelli d'Italia coordinator Giovanni Donzelli raised allegations against them in the chamber. for the prison visit together with the Democratic Senator Walter Verini and the anarchist Alfredo Cospito.

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