ABSTRACT: To ensure the correct application of the principle of gender equality in politics during the election held in Puglia Region on September 2020, the Italian government had to intervene at the end of July to partially replace the Apulian electoral law with a national provision enforcing such a principle. The Italian Constitution (art. 51.1) warrants gender equality in politics and makes it mandatory for the Regions as well (art. 117.7). Such a principle is also endorsed by state law n. 20/2016, which calls for double gender preference in regional electoral systems. Before the Apulian regional election took place, the central government had requested that the Region introduces the given provision in its own legislation. In the absence of any response in that sense, the government coercively intervened in the principle application by replacing part of the Apulian legislative act. The main issue relative to the central government intervention is whether such a coercive replacement, which was well achieved based on art. 120.2 of the Constitution, complies with the warrant of local autonomy also guaranteed by Constitution. This essay emphasizes how, in the exercise of its replacement intervention, the central government did so by cooperating with the Apulian regional government. In this sense, the central government maneuver has been achieved in compliance with the principle of local autonomy while putting into effect the application of the constitutional principle of gender equality in politics.
Potere sostitutivo del Governo e doppia preferenza di genere nelle elezioni pugliesi di fine estate / Covino, Fabrizia. - In: OSSERVATORIO COSTITUZIONALE. - ISSN 2283-7515. - :5(2020), pp. 25-49.
|Titolo:||Potere sostitutivo del Governo e doppia preferenza di genere nelle elezioni pugliesi di fine estate|
COVINO, Fabrizia (Primo) [Writing – Original Draft Preparation] (Corresponding author)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Citazione:||Potere sostitutivo del Governo e doppia preferenza di genere nelle elezioni pugliesi di fine estate / Covino, Fabrizia. - In: OSSERVATORIO COSTITUZIONALE. - ISSN 2283-7515. - :5(2020), pp. 25-49.|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|