The PP withdraws the conflict of powers with Congress in a new scuffle in the Senate

As announced on Tuesday, the PP has withdrawn the conflict of powers that the Senate, where the Popular Party has an absolute majority, had raised with Congress regarding the approval of the Amnesty law.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
15 May 2024 Wednesday 16:28
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The PP withdraws the conflict of powers with Congress in a new scuffle in the Senate

As announced on Tuesday, the PP has withdrawn the conflict of powers that the Senate, where the Popular Party has an absolute majority, had raised with Congress regarding the approval of the Amnesty law. And it has done so in a plenary session in the Upper House that, once again, has been characterized by the clash with the PSOE, which has refused to vote.

The socialist senators have attended the plenary session but have not cast any vote as a sign of protest for what they consider "a grotesque and a clear example of the particularistic and authoritarian use of the Senate by the PP", according to Manuel Fajardo, representative of the PSOE. in the Table of the Upper House, which understands that the popular group has done “the greatest of ridiculous things” by presenting an unprecedented conflict between both chambers and then ending up withdrawing it.

The PP's argument for backing down, however, is that, once referred to Congress, the Lower House Table, with the majority of the forces that support the coalition government of PSOE and Sumar, dispatched the matter without submitting it. to debate and vote in the plenary session, which is “the one who had the capacity and legal competence to respond” to the Senate's request, according to the popular Antonio Silván.

Thus, the PP has announced that it is "studying legal actions" against the agreements of the Congressional Board in relation to the conflict of powers posed by the Senate, understanding that "once again" the governing body of the Lower House "is "He has broken the rules." For Silván, the president of Congress, Francina Armengol, “has not fulfilled her obligation” and, together with the other members of the “investiture and amnesty bloc”, as the popular senator has defined it, “has "The law is illegal and has broken the rules and regulations."

But the PSOE, whose gesture of not voting has been joined by all the parties represented in the Upper House except the PP itself, Vox, UPN and the Canary Coalition, considers that there was no conflict of powers, "but rather the mental impasse of the PP, "that he has acted with his gut and not with reason or the rules of parliamentary experience," as Fajardo denounced.

“They are scared and do not want to go to the Constitutional Court because they know what is going to happen to them,” said the socialist senator for Lanzarote, who has accused the leader of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, of “leaving the popular group behind in the Upper House: "He has used them like Kleenex. He has used them and thrown them in the trash," he exclaimed before the popular bench.

But the withdrawal of the conflict of powers before the Constitutional Court, made up of a progressive majority and chaired by Cándido Conde-Pumpido, is not going to make the PP, once the Catalan elections are over, stop wielding its fierce opposition to the amnesty as electoral asset for the European elections, as evidenced by the demonstration called for next Sunday, May 26 in Madrid and the announcement that the rule will be appealed as soon as it comes into force, something that has already been advanced by the Government of Aragon, chaired by Jorge Azcón.