The PSOE, together with its minority partner Sumar, has bowed to the demands of the independence movement and has definitively approved the use of Catalan, Galician and Basque in Congress. This is about fulfilling one of the demands of Junts and ERC to give their votes to an investiture of Pedro Sánchez. In the course of the debate, PP and PSOE have exchanged harsh reproaches regarding the amnesty for those involved in the process which the socialist leader and acting president is presumably already preparing to be reissued in The Moncloa.
The proposal to reform the Regulation has had 180 votes in favor -a PP deputy has made a mistake- against 170 against. Only PP, Vox and UPN have opposed the initiative that was needed to get ahead of the support of the absolute majority of the Chamber.
In the debate, accusations of coup plotting, of giving in to the independence movement, of deceiving citizens and even of political transvestism have flown. The latter has been launched by the spokesperson of the PP, Borja Sémper, to that of the PSOE, Marc Lamuá: “Who are you speaking on behalf of? PSOE or Junts?” “Today the PSOE puts Spain up for sale,” the deputy stressed popular.
The proposal to reform the Congress Regulations, which was actually put into practice before being approved today at the request of the Chamber Board chaired by Francina Armengol, has faced three amendments: one of totality with alternative text by Vox; another, from the PP, questioning all the articles of the initiative and one more from the PNV demanding that all the texts produced by Congress be translated into all the official languages in some autonomous community and have “full legal validity.”
The amendment of the Basque nationalists has been approved with 178 votes in favor against 139 abstentions and 33 votes against. Those of the PP and Vox have been rejected: that of the popular, which questioned the entire text of the proposal, obtained 170 votes in favor because Vox supported it, but faced the wall of 179 votes against. On the contrary, the amendment to the entirety with alternative text from Vox only garnered 33 votes from its parliamentarians because the popular They chose to abstain.