When will the elections be? Possible dates 25 September or 2 October. New government perhaps in November. Here is what the Constitution provides

The times for calling the elections, for the installation of the new Chambers and therefore for the birth of a new government are rather long and even rigid, because they are marked by Constitution. This is the reason why, waiting for the decisions of Dragons and then of early termination of the legislaturethe new executive would take office in late autumn, between late October and early November at best, i.e. in full session of balance. A circumstance that raises the problem of the presentation of the Budget Law to the Chambers by 15 October. Article 61 of our Charter states that “the elections for the new Chambers take place within seventy days from the end of the previous ones “. In the past, between the decree of dissolution of the Chambers by the Quirinale and the subsequent polls, between 60 and 70 days have always elapsed. The times may seem excessively long, but the formalities for the parties are many, not only for the election campaign but also for the presentation of the lists which must be accompanied by a considerable number of signatures (between 1,500 and 2 thousand signatures in each proportional constituency for parties that do not have parliamentary groups).

If, therefore, hypothetically, the Chambers were dissolved within the next few days, the citizens could go to the polling stations Sunday 25 September. It is also possible that in order to avoid an electoral campaign totally under the umbrella, the dissolution of the Chambers may take place after this week, to vote perhaps on Sunday 2 October. Article 61 of the Constitution also establishes that “the first meeting of the Chambers takes place no later than the twentieth day after the elections”, therefore a date between 15 and 22 October.

Once the presidents of the Chamber and Senate have been elected and the parliamentary groups formed, Mattarella would open the consultations, the outcome of which depends on the clarity of the election result. In the 2018 it was voted on March 4 and on Conte I government swore on June 1, that is 90 days later; in the 2013 after the polls on February 24, the Letta government swore the April 28that means 63 days later; in the 2008after the clear success of the center-right on April 13, the oath of Berlusconi IV May 8 came, then after 25 days from the vote.

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