It is really an earthquake that shakes the chambers of the Chamber and Senate on the pensions of
parliamentarians you pay the missing contributions for its achievement, so that it is a cost-free operation.
The news, given this morning by Francesco Verderamiin the Corriere della Sera, he would scatter the cards of those who underline how much the first-election parliamentarians will be decisive in electing the next President of the Republic and in guaranteeing the stability of the government, closely linked to the economic incentive given by the achievement of these time limits, that now with the sentences issued by the Montecitorio Jurisdiction Council and the Palazzo Madama Guarantee Council, Verderami writes, they would no longer be so binding. However, this news was denied in the afternoon by the Jurisdictional Council of the Chamber of Deputies: in reality, the Council writes in a note, “that sentence does not exist”. Yet retirement is not the only incentive not to end the term early.
Since 2012, the annuity payable to those elected to Parliament at the end of their mandate has been transformed into a pension similar to that of other categories of workers, but with a constraint: that of having been in office for at least one term, which corresponds precisely to four years, six months and a day.
As reported by the CPI Observatory, given the criteria of the reform, the newly elected members of the 18th legislature would take their pension if the chambers dissolved after 24 September 2022. In the Chamber, the newly elected would be 71% (446 deputies) and in the Senate 76% ( 244 senators), all in some way incentivized to make the legislature last until the fateful 24 September 2022. The parliamentary group with the highest percentage of newly elected is “the League: 123 out of a total of 133 deputies (92%). On an equal footing we find Coraggio Italia with 22 newly elected out of 24, followed by the parliamentary group of Brothers of Italy with a percentage of 89% (33 newly elected out of 37 deputies) Liberi e Uguali and the Democratic Party are the parliamentary groups with the lowest percentage of newly elected (respectively 42% and 44%) and the only parliamentary groups with a value below 50% “. The 5 Star Movement group has a percentage of newly elected members of 70% (111 out of 159).
As underlined several times by Alessandro Gonzato in Libero, among the newly elected members particularly “glued to their seats” would be many of the parliamentarians who joined the Mixed Group of the Chamber after being expelled or leaving the 5 Star Movement. Many of these, in fact, before entering Parliament had very low earnings, with a before / after gap that in some cases ranges from 0 to over 100 thousand euros in gross income. For these elected representatives, the incentive of the possibility of redemption of the pension will be enough to pull the plug on the government
Or they will not want to give up the approximately 120 thousand euros gross that they can take home by staying in Parliament for another abundant year
It is also useful to consider that among the benefits provided for Parliamentarians there are, in addition to the monthly allowance of about 5,000 euros, the reimbursements of expenses, including the daily allowance of 3,500 euros, the flat-rate reimbursement of general expenses of 1,650 euros. and also the reimbursement of expenses for the exercise of the mandate (for the Senate 2,090 euros – subject to quarterly reporting – and a further amount of 2,090 euros per month paid on a flat-rate basis. For the Chamber, however, 3,690 euros, 50% flat rate and 50 % subject to reporting). To be added, again, the free circulation cards valid for all means of transport, the reimbursement of telephone expenses.
Benefits that not all parliamentarians, despite the possibility of equally collecting the pension, would be willing to give up.

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