The PP has registered in the Senate a initiative that includes the reasons given by its regional presidents in the General Commission of the Communities of the Upper House a month ago to show their rejection of the amnesty and the PSOE agreements with the independence groups. This is a motion, which the PP includes as a conclusion to the debate of the General Commission of the Autonomous Communities, where those of Alberto Núñez Feijóo intend for the Upper House to endorse the “concern” shown by the ‘barons’ of the PP .
The CUP deputy in Parliament, Laia Estrada, has asked ERC and Junts to clarify whether the amnesty law includes CDR members “accused of terrorism”, since it ensures that the wording of the rule raises doubts for these defendants. Estrada has stated that the doubts about the wording “demonstrate that the rush and partisan needs have been put ahead of collective rights”, after the PSOE alone registered the amnesty bill in Congress this Monday.
The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell stated this Tuesday that the amnesty for the independence process seeks to “clean the slate.” “Historically, amnesties are the end point of a phase of conflict that tries to wipe the slate clean,” said the head of diplomacy at a press conference from Brussels after the Government defended yesterday that the measure seeks “concord and coexistence” in the country.
The City of Justice of Almería hosts this Wednesday a concentration to which judges, prosecutors and legal professionals are summoned in protest for the agreements reached between the political parties forming the Government, which “seriously affect the Administration of Justice and seriously endanger the Rule of Law.”
The former socialist Minister of Public Works in the Government of Felipe González and former spokesperson for the PSOE in Congress, Javier Sáenz Cosculluela, has sent a letter to the general secretary of the party, Pedro Sánchez, in which he states that the current Federal Executive causes him “shame” and accuses them of having put the defined State model “at risk” in the Constitution.
Vox confirmed this Tuesday its intention to go through the processing of the amnesty law before the Constitutional Courtwhich he considers “unconstitutional”, and has announced that he will file a complaint for prevarication against the general secretary of the Congress of Deputies, Fernando Galindo, if he issues a report favorable to his qualification by the Congress Board, although it is not binding.
The Government of the Generalitat wants an armored amnesty law that meets all legal requirements so that “all those who want to stop it, whether through legal means or not, have it a little more difficult.” It is a law that is transcendent enough so that things can only be done subject to rigor and legal certainty.“said the Government spokesperson, Patrícia Plaja.
The Murcian Government will present an appeal of unconstitutionality against an amnesty law that “undermines the very foundations of the rule of law, the separation of powers and the equality of all Spaniards”, as announced by the president of the regional Executive, Fernando López Miras.
The Government spokesperson, Patrícia Plaja, has considered that the acting Minister of the Presidency, Félix Bolaños, has recognized “for the first time” that a solution must be found for the security of the former president of the Generalitat and Junts MEP, Carles Puigdemont, who resides in Belgium. Puigdemont has requested a police escort due to the “high risk” and the threats received.
The PSOE spokesperson in Congress, Patxi López has admitted that the proposed amnesty law is “a risky instrument” that generates “incomprehension among many people” but it is “the only solution on the table.” “The bill is radically constitutional,” the socialist defended in an appearance in the Congress of Deputies the next day to register the proposal alone.
The senator from Más Madrid Carla Antonelli has accused the Popular Party of trying to create a “shadow government” in the Senate, “subverting the results of the polls” and wanting to “deliver a coup d’état to democracy.” and introduce a dictatorship through the back door.” During the plenary session of the Senate that approved the reform of the Regulations to delay the processing of the amnesty law in the Upper House, the senator from Más Madrid paraphrased the words of the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, to warn that dictatorships sneak through parliaments.
The president of the Xunta de Galicia, Alfonso Rueda, has regretted that Pedro Sánchez is “so surrendered” to “everything he asks” Carles Puigdemont “in order to get” to be invested again as president of the Government. “Now we see with a certain mystery that everything that the independentists have asked for, everything has been granted to them. What Mr. Puigdemont and company could not even think of in his wildest dreams was such a favorable situation,” Rueda said.
The president of the Generalitat, Carlos Mazón, has requested the urgent convening of the Conference of Presidents andn the Senate so that the candidate for the investiturePedro Sánchez, give an account of “the scope and effects of the agreements assumed” to continue as President of the Government, in addition to explaining how they will affect the Valencian Country.
Thirteen members of the management of They can Catalonia have presented their resignation after the party has opened a expulsion file and their militancy has been provisionally suspended. These thirteen leaders were the ones who signed a manifesto in June in favor of “unity” and to “reduce the tension” in the midst of tensions between Podemos and Sumar before the Spanish elections. Among the resignations is the deputy in Parliament Yolanda Lopez and the former deputy Lucas Ferrowho until now was the spokesperson for They can Catalonia
The amnesty law proposal of 2023 It has nothing to do with what the independence movement registered the year 2021 in the Congress of Deputies. This is how ministers Félix Bolaños and María Jesús Montero defended it this Tuesday. The number 2 of the PSOE and head of the Spanish Department of Finance has assured that her party continues to interpret that the proposal registered two years ago in the Congress of Deputies is unconstitutional. “When we talked about the unconstitutionality of the amnesty law, we were referring to the text presented by the independence groups, and which we still think was not constitutional,” she stated.
The Popular Party drags its crusade against the amnesty law to Europe. Without going further, Next week he will take the debate to the plenary session of the European Parliament, where the popular Europeans warn that this regulation could “violate the separation of powers and undermine judicial independence.” According to the Popular Party, the debate is framed in the risk of the rule of law in Spain and they want to make it clear that “it is not negotiable in the European Union.”
The Government sends the amnesty bill to the EU and asks to meet with Reynders. The person in charge of transferring the bill has been the acting minister of the presidency, Felix Bolañoswho has sent two letters, one to the vice president of the European Commission, Vera Jourováand to the Commissioner of Justice, Didier Reynders. This last one already sent a letter to Bolaños to request “detailed” information on the lawwhich was being negotiated at the time of the request.
In the investiture debate Pedro Sánchez You will be able to answer the interventions without a time limit jointly or separately. Once the speaking hours end, on Thursday, the first vote will be held where, predictably, Sánchez will collect the 179 votes from the PSOE, Sumar, ERC, Junts, EH Bildu, PNV, BNG and Coalión Canaria. Once this step has been completed, the president will take the oath of office before the king and appoint his ministers.
The investiture debate of Pedro Sánchez will begin tomorrow at noon in Congress with a speech without a time limit in which he will ask for the confidence of the chamber and present his government program. Subsequently, the session is expected to be interrupted until the afternoon, when all groups will be able to intervene for thirty minutes, from highest to lowest starting with the PP.
Bolaños announces that the Interior will process the request for Puigdemont’s escort. The minister says that the amnesty law will come into force in 2024 and he has no doubt that the king will sign it
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