The Senate unanimously approves the government bill against violence against women with 157 yes votes

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By John

The Senate approves the government bill against violence against women unanimously with 157 yes votes. The measure, which has already passed the examination of the House on 26 October, is thus definitive. The dialogue between Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and the secretary of the Democratic Party Elly Schlein to counter the spread of violence against women essentially resulted in two agendas which were approved by the Senate, after having been reformulated. With the agendas, presented by the Democratic Party in the government bill against violence against women, the government undertakes to implement “draft laws” that intervene “on the prevention and combating of violence against women and domestic violence, to completion of the current legislation, in order to begin the parliamentary process quickly”.

Semi-deserted classroom

The examination of the government bill against violence against women took place in a semi-deserted chamber of Palazzo Madama. The majority and opposition seats were almost empty. Only the Minister for Equal Opportunities Eugenia Roccella is sitting on the government benches. Large attendance only in the grandstand reserved for guests from which a school group from Colle Val d’Elsa watched the proceedings. Susanna Camusso (PD) also denounced the lack of presence of senators during the examination of a measure that everyone defines as important, posting a photo of the practically empty Chamber on X.