Giovedì, 20 Settembre 2018
ROME

Anti-mafia magistrate presents new Civic Action party

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Rome, May 2 - Former anti-Mafia public prosecutor
Antonio Ingroia on Thursday presented his new party, called
Civic Action, right after announcing the dissolution of the
left-wing Civic Revolution party he founded last December.
Civic Revolution failed to win a seat in parliament after a
poor performance at February's general elections.
Ingroia said the new movement would focus on the
environment and law and order.
The magistrate, who served as an anti-Mafia prosecutor in
Palermo and then briefly as the head of a UN project against
drug trafficking in Guatemala, blamed the "disappointing and
inadequate" election result in February to the fact that Civic
Revolution had been perceived by the electorate as a "cartel of
parties".
Civic Revolution included, among others, the founder of the
Italy of Values Party, Antonio Di Pietro, Naples' Mayor Luigi De
Magistris, both former magistrates, and Oliviero Diliberto, a
veteran Italian Communist politician.
Ingroia said he therefore decided to found a new party
"without parties" as traditional parties "belong to history".
Civic Action, the magistrate added, will have the same programme
as Civic Revolution and the same members "who accompanied me
during my electoral adventure".
It will be organized in territorial groups focusing on
issues relating to the environment and law and order with a
national leadership coordinating them.
The movement will hold its first national congress on June
22.
"Civic Action doesn't mean to be the umpteenth left-wing
political movement," said Ingroia on Thursday. "Civic Action
wants to create a larger political subject than the parties
crowding today's politics".
Ingroia is awaiting a ruling of the TAR administrative
court after he appealed a decision of the judiciary's
self-governing body, the Supreme Council of Magistrates (CSM),
which appointed him as deputy prosecutor in the northwestern
city of Aosta.
Val D'Aosta is the only region in which Ingroia did not
stand for elected office with Civic Revolution when he stepped
aside from his role as magistrate to run in February's general
elections.
In March, the CSM halted plans for Ingroia to head a
company that rakes in taxes on behalf of the Sicilian regional
government.
Ingroia also said that after the administrative court's
decision he will choose between continuing as a magistrate or
stepping down to pursue his political career.

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