Posted 25.07.2012 08:10:09 UTC
Updated 25.07.2012 08:10:09 UTC
The upper house of the Italian Parliament, the Senate, has amended the law regarding the electoral system in the country.
Accordingly, presidential elections in Italy will be held every five years and the new president will be picked by the votes of public.
However, the amendment of the election law is criticized that former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi may take advantage of the change to return to the Italian political scene again.
The amendment is needed to be approved by the 630-seat Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of the Italian parliament, to become a law.