After the vote, how will the House and Senate change?

With the cutting of the chosen ones, the empty benches must be eliminated: this is what carpenters will do

 hemiciclo-montecitorio-questions-today-37 An overview of the Montecitorio classroom Photo Video

Carpenters arriving in Parliament. It has not yet been definitively decided and even if the changes will be approved before the elections on 25 September or after, with the new heads of the House and Senate. But with the cut of the elect (in Montecitorio it goes from 630 to 400 deputies, in Palazzo Madama from 315 to 200 senators), the current seats are too many. The idea is to eliminate some stations. It was discussed before the summer break in the respective bureaus and college of Quaestors. It was concluded that, leaving the seats unchanged, the classrooms may seem half-empty.

At Palazzo Madama the intention is to remove the uppermost semicircle, which has 61 seats, and the two most extreme rows, right and left: another 20 seats. So 234 remain viable: in abundance compared to 206 occupied by new elected members and senators for life, but useful in the event of new distancing measures.

In Montecitorio, on the other hand, the classroom created by Ernesto Basile will be redone with the latest generation electronic scoreboard and new carpet. Here, too, the last semicircle (82 seats) and the rows at the ends (about 100 seats) will be left free, but without removing the benches. This will leave 448 sessions for the future 400 MEPs: the extra seats will come in handy when Parliament meets in joint session.