The so-called “wise men” who were given the task of finding a solution to Italy’s political gridlock have presented a number of proposals to Italian President Giorgio Napolitano.
The reforms include a smaller parliament and civil service as well as changes to the electoral law.
President Napolitano has said that there can be no solution to Italy’s political inertia unless the parties cooperate.
Napolitano, due to leave office soon, said it will be up to his successor to form a new government:
Italy is stuck in recession and Italians are growing more and more concerned that the politicians seem unable to resolve the situation. Mario Monti’s outgoing technocrat government remains in power until a new administration is in place.