The strong effort put by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in pushing ahead his constitutional reform proposal is apparently paying dividend. The leaders of two important opposition parties, the Northern League and the Five Stars Movement, both publicly asked Mr Renzi to open a constructive negotiation which could even lead to their support of the Constitutional Bill.
The Northern League will probably ask for more devolution and more powers and money to the Northern Regions, while the Five Stars Movement will use as a basis for negotiations a proposal approved by its members via an Internet vote.
Mr Renzi is likely to grant the negotiation request, unless it leads to an excessive waste of time.
The position of Mr Berlusconi’s party is still unclear.