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Batet proposes to reduce the majority vote to open the ERC and EH Bildu Secrets Commission.

A new turn in the Congress of Deputies. Speaker of the lower house Meritxell Butet, argued that the majority change constituting Parliamentary Commission on Reserved Expenses and State Secrets It must be created to guarantee the plurality and political representation of the Congress, since the vetoes it tested prevented its creation in this legislature. This opens the door for Bilda and the ERC to enter the day the ERC threatens the government with overthrowing its “anti-crisis” decree after alleged espionage, and the government believes the dialogue table is parked until Pegasus is cleared up.

At a congressional press conference being convened by Efe, Bathet indicated that he had made the proposal at the lower house table. change the 2004 resolution reduce three-fifths to an absolute majority in the creation of this parliamentary commission, the intention of which is that it be formed this week in the plenary session of the Congress. However, the president of the lower house indicated that a “positive opinion” from the Bureau and the Council of Representatives was necessary to support the change, and that it was “essential”. “The idea is to bring it to the plenary this week.”Bathet said, noting that he has provided the Bureau and Board with a new resolution and that the two bodies will meet on Tuesday afternoon.

Butet confirmed that “the vetoes that prevented the establishment of the commission” had been “crossed” and indicated that this was a modification. “in accordance with previous modifications” to this parliamentary committee and argued that the aim was to guarantee the political pluralism of the Chamber and the principles of representation and participation. The initiative comes on a day when alleged espionage continues to spark controversy and jeopardize the approval of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s anti-crisis decree due to rising inflation due to the war in Ukraine. From ERC Gabriel Rufian talks about knocking him down if the duties are not cleared. The dialogue table was also left up in the air. “We want there to be talks about a political conflict between Catalonia and Spain, but now the question of espionage is on the table,” the press secretary of the Generalitat assured.

Citizens criticize ‘game change’

Ciudadanos warned Batet that a “game changer” to change the majority to allow for the creation of a so-called Official Secrets Commission was unacceptable. “an example of a democratic purge”while he doubts whether it can be done through a resolution President of the Chamber. At the press conference, the representative of Ciudadanos in Congress Edmund Ballexplained that his formation supports the constitution of the Reserves Commission, but with the help of the current majority, which stipulates that its members must be appointed by three-fifths of the House (210 votes).

Ball questioned whether this majority could be changed by a resolution of the Presidium of the Chamber, and was also opposed to “changing the rules of the game” to reduce the required number of votes. “We stand for the creation commission on state secrets with current rules, by a three-fifths majority, and we are going to confront the enemies of the state who know state secrets,” he said, vetoing the entry of representatives of the ERC, Bildu, Junts or BNG into the commission. .

The representative of Ciudadanos recalled that his party had previously opposed legislatures to have representatives of these formations on this commission, in contrast to the PP, which he accused of allowing an ERC representative to enter. “We will not let our vote these formations know the secrets of the state attack the state and destroy the state. What they are doing in other formations, they will see,” he insisted.


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