The convocation of the General Commission of the Autonomous Communities of the Senate, which the PP pressed for next Thursday to discuss the amnesty, may be lost. And despite the move’s popular neither the central government nor the regional presidents must attend, a situation that the barons of the region will take advantage of to ignore their presence: Adrián Barbón (Asturias) María Chivite (Navarra) and Emiliano García-Page (Castilla-La Mancha) is not in the upper house.
Los de Alberto Núñez Feijóo They used their absolute majority in the Senate to force a meeting of the General Commission of the Autonomous Communities before the investiture of the candidate of the PSOE, Pedro Sánchez so that the various barons of the region go to the Senate to discuss the amnesty, the main focus of the negotiations with the independents.
The goal of popular This is to take advantage of the speech given to the Senate, through this commission, so that the presidents of the region who want to do so can come and get a position on this hypothetical amnesty law. However, the Regulations of the Senate specify that in this General Commission of Autonomous Communities, There is no obligation for central government or regional representatives to attend, although this is often the norm.
This Regulation also does not say that it must be the President of the Government or the head of the regional Executive, but each administration, if they finally attend, you can decide which representative to send to this general commission of Autonomous Communities.
In addition to setting the date, the CCAA Commission Committee also established the agenda and how to structure the session, which will begin at 11:00 on Thursday, October 19, as sources informed the parliamentarians of Europa Press. In this way, the Government – if it wants to attend – is the first to speak without a time limit, and The representatives of the regional executives will go later with a maximum time of ten minutes.
There was hardly any activity during these years
The General Commission of the CCAA is a specific summit of the Senate due to its territorial nature and It has the peculiarity that governments can intervene, in addition to parliamentary groups that want to do so., and their sessions are usually very long. In recent years it has had almost no activity except what is important to review some legislation and it has hardly held regional debates.
The last one was held in April 2022, more than a year ago, and the Government forced it so that the first vice president, Nadia Calviño, spoke about the distribution of European funds with the Executives of the region. Before, in the middle of the pandemic, the PP and the PNV joined forces at the Senate Table to force a meeting of the General Commission of the Autonomous Communities to discuss the covid-19, which dissolved the representation sent of regional governments. In most of these sessions, the Government of Catalonia is usually absent and has not decided to send any representative, either adviser or president.