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PSOE and PP prevented debating constitutional reform changes other than the Article

The PSOE and the PP vetoed the Congress Table to process all the amendments presented to the constitutional reform of disability because it has nothing to do with Article 49, which is intended to be changed to eliminate the term “disabled.”. those without marks Sumar representatives are in the governing body of the Chamber, as parliamentary sources informed Europa Press.

The Board held a telematic meeting after the deadline to amend the reform groups that started the debate this Tuesday in the Plenary Session of Congress that ended at two in the afternoon.

In that meeting, the proposals presented by Sumar and the PNV were reviewed, and none of them cut because they all had nothing to do with Article 49. Therefore, the reform will be approved this Thursday in the Plenary Session of Congress registered in PSOE and the PP on December 29.

There is no referendum

The amendment to Article 49 has been on the table since 2018 and has fallen through twice due to a lack of agreement. President Pedro Sánchez and the leader of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, agreed in their last meeting to implement it through emergency procedures without accepting amendments that were not agreed upon and without a referendum.

However the PNV and two of Sumar’s coalition parties took the opportunity to try to sneak in their contributions. On the platform led by Yolanda Díaz, the Comromís registered a text to recognize the Constitution of the Valencian Civil Law that the TC annulled from the autonomous statute, and Mès proposed to give the island of Formentera its senator instead of the one it shared with Ibiza.

For its part, the PNV presented eleven amendments to, among other things, recognize the self-determination of Catalonia and Euskadi, eliminate Article 155 that allows a community to intervene, limit the inviolability of the King, and take away from the Armed Forces their function of maintaining territorial integrity. They are the same amendments that were registered in December 2022 in the previous attempt to reform Article 49 and which were not opposed by the Board.

However, the two major parties conspired not to pass any change that does not refer to Article 49 of the Constitution because the bill they registered at the end of December was limited only to that point and did not open the melon’ to the general. revision of the Magna Carta.

Like the 135 reform

The socialists and ‘popular’ rely on the criteria they used in the previous constitutional reform, carried out in August 2011, to impose the principle of budget stability in Article 135. On that occasion, the two major parties prevented other proposals from referring to other issues that were being debated.

In a press conference this Tuesday, the socialist spokesperson, Patxi Lopez, said that he understood that all the parliamentary groups, including the PSOE, had ideas to change the articles of the 1978 Constitution, but emphasized that the reform of Article 19 came from a unanimous agreement of the Cortes and that its scope was limited to “exclusive” Article 49. “We are not against looking at other proposals, but that one has a chance, which is not this one,” he commented.

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