The majority of the Table of the Congress of Deputies that add PSOE and PP -Vox has not attended- has knocked down this Tuesday the PNV bill to limit the inviolability of the king that has not been admitted for processing so it is not even take it to plenary to discuss whether it is taken into consideration. The decision, from which the other force represented at the Table, United We Can, has distanced itself, which has supported the admission of the initiative, comes after the report of the lawyers of the Congress that they considered that "it is not appropriate" to initiate the processing of the proposal because it clashed with the Constitution.
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The legal services of the Lower House pointed out in their report on the rule – which is usually carried out with practically all the proposals – that the PNV initiative “invades the existing constitutional reservation regarding the essential elements of the Crown defined in Title II of the Constitution, by claiming a normative development contrary to the legal regime of the inviolability of the Head of State, in the terms in which it is configured in article 56.3 of the Constitution, not being possible to regulate this matter through a Proposal of Law".
The objective of the initiative of the Basque nationalists was that procedural situations such as those related to Juan Carlos I, whose causes for his alleged illicit enrichment and tax fraud, cannot be repeated. have been shelved by the courts Spanish arguing, precisely, that inviolability contained in the Constitution. But the parliamentary process has been interrupted just a week after the registration of the law by virtue of the lawyers' doctrine that prevents any progress in terms of providing transparency to the Royal House or to investigate the alleged corruption of the emeritus king.
All the requests for the creation of an investigation commission, more than a dozen, have been knocked down in recent months by the majority of the Congress Table with the votes of PSOE, PP and Vox.
The PSOE "does the ostrich", according to Aitor Esteban
The proposal, framed in the field of "democratic regeneration" or progress in "major issues", as described by the PNV spokesman in Congress, Aitor Esteban, joined the legislative reforms already presented in Congress by the Group Basque as the update of the Francoist law of Official Secrets, the one related to improving the controls of the CNI after the espionage scandal, or the one known as the Gag Law. All of them, in line with the objective of the PNV of being "more effective than declarative".
"With the issue of inviolability, an institutional imbalance is being generated," Esteban assured last week. “So it does not seem logical that, under the principle of justice that presides over the Constitution, the constitutional values of equality before the law, responsibility… such an extensive interpretation of inviolability is made as the one that is made. It seems logical that we go to a limited inviolability. The brief constitutional text, subject to development, must be faced”, he added.
The nationalist spokesman urged the parliamentary groups in the Chamber to face this "urgent" reform "now", and made an express mention of the majority party in the Chamber. “The PSOE is the one who has the upper hand. I want to see if he does the ostrich thing again and puts his head under the ground or if he wants to democratize the institution and the institutional framework. If there really is a problem, let's face it, ”he settled.
But the report of the lawyers known yesterday put an end to the processing of the initiative as it was taken advantage of by the majority of the Table that represent PSOE, PP and Vox.