Syracuse. Illegitimate municipal council: “Will there be an Arethusean mayor on the side of women?”

TO those who ask me how comrade Milena Contento became part of the board of directors of the IAS I reply that I do not know, even if a small suspicion, that it is not the antechamber of truth as the Pintacuda executioners once said , it blends in my head. All the roads of the political triangle Syracuse, Priolo, Augusta lead to the IAS, with the approval of Palermo.

These are the reflections of Salvo Baio, exponent of the Syracusan Democratic Party.

To those who ask me why the undersigned, man, insists so much on the gender balance of the junta Italy, I give two answers. The first: for party discipline.

The request for a greater presence of women in the municipal council of Syracuse is contained in a political-programmatic document approved unanimously by the bodies of the citizen PD. In it there is, among other things, written that it is necessary to “re-establish respect for gender balance in the composition of the municipal council as sanctioned by law 56/14 and by the municipal statute.”

The second answer is this: gender equality between men and women is a general political question, an indispensable principle, which must involve women and men.

I hope, continues Baio, that the mayor of Italy will increase the number of women in the council from at least two to three. It would be an important sign of sensitivity, as well as respect for the law and the municipal statute. But also an acknowledgment of the request, I hope non-negotiable, of a party, the PD, fundamental for the future of the center-left.

It is good to remember what this law says: “In the councils of municipalities with a population of more than 3000 inhabitants, neither sex can be represented less than 40 percent.” If the law is not enough to apply the principle of gender balance, should we invoke, like the miller from Potsdam, a judge from Berlin?

To those who ask me how to explain the silence of the companions and friends of the PD on this principle I do not know what to answer. I would be surprised if they were watching, like the stars of Cronin, concludes Salvo Baio.

06 April 2021 | 02:33
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