New urgent meeting in the Constitutional Court. The president of the TC, Pedro González-Trevijano, has convened a plenary session for this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. for the appeal presented by the Senate against the decision of the court to urgently suspend the parliamentary process in the Upper House of the two amendments that sought to renew the cutting of guarantees.
As reported by the TC and collected by Europa Press, the legislative headquarters “requests that said challenge be resolved before December 22, since this is the date scheduled for the debate and vote by the Plenary of the Senate on the proposed law” which repeals sedition and embezzlement reform and where both amendments are included.
On Monday night, after an extraordinary plenary session of more than nine hours, the TC managed -by 6 votes to 5- to accept the very precautionary measures requested by the PP in its appeal against said amendments. From the notification of this ruling, the parties had five business days to file an appeal against the suspension of the parliamentary process, something that the Senate did this Wednesday.
In addition, legal sources point out to Europa Press that the TC has already notified the parties -the Prosecutor’s Office, the PP as the plaintiff, Congress as the defendant, and PSOE and Unidas Podemos as coadjuvants-. If the Constitutional Court estimated this appeal now, it would mean lifting the urgent suspension, so it could give the Senate time to recover the two amendments.
However, it should be remembered that, during the internal conclave on Monday, the PP’s appeal was admitted and the very precautionary measures were accepted by the 6 votes of the conservative majority against the 5 of the progressive minority. Against the background are the challenges launched by the PSOE and Unidas Podemos against González-Trevijano and Antonio Narváez, which were not addressed in the extraordinary plenary session because they considered that it was not the right procedural moment, but that they could still be resurrected.