Spain’s far right Vox party’s initial bid to replace government with an ’emergency committee’ is a no-voter

SPAIN’S Vox party’s proposed resolutions to the State of Alarm – which includes the resignation of the government – have been deemed unconstitutional and will not be voted on.

Santiago Abascal’s party proposed the resignation of the current government and the formation of a ‘national emergency’ committee made up of members of the PSOE, PP and Vox.

But Congress lawyers have dismissed the ‘solution,’ and the House of Representatives ruled out a vote.

The legal services of the Congress consider that the party’s proposals, which would involve the resignation of the current coalition Executive and the holding of a 48-hour investiture debate for the formation of a ‘concentrated and national emergency’ government, are contrary to the Constitution and the rules of the Congress.

Article 162 of the rules of procedure of the Lower House states that ‘Parliamentary groups may submit a proposal on the scope and conditions in force during the extension, up to two hours before the beginning of the session in which the granting of the requested authorisation is to be debated.’

For lawyers, the proposals from the far right go beyond modifying conditions of the State of Alarm decreed by the Council of Ministers.

On this basis, the Bureau of the Congress left these two Vox proposals for resolutions out of the vote of the groups.

However, Santiago Abascal ignored the findings, and in his plenary debate, assured that his 52 deputies will vote in favour of the resignation of the government.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
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