In its letter to the Congress Board, the PP criticizes the president's "unilateral" decision when the initiative "has declined"
The PP has asked the president of Congress, Francina Armengol, to paralyze the processing of the amnesty law and not return it to the Justice Commission since it was rejected by an absolute majority, advancing that they will appeal to any instance if she does not do so and "any type of action" is reserved.
This was stated by the 'popular' spokesperson in Congress, Miguel Tellado, who announced that his group presented a reconsideration letter this Thursday in which they warned Armengol that "the law has completed its processing" because in the Plenary of the Tuesday there was an "absolute majority" of negative votes against it and, in his opinion, it cannot return to the Justice Commission.
Specifically, the Plenary rejected the amendments to the law that were still alive and approved the opinion that the Justice Commission had issued - for which it did not need an absolute majority - but since it had organic status, it needed a second overall vote that required a minimum of 176 votes and that is where Junts fulfilled its threat and opted for 'no', rejecting it by 179 votes to 171.
In an interview on Antena 3, which has been reported by Europa Press, Tellado has urged the president of Congress to "not continue down that path", since the PP plans to "appeal to any authority" and reserves "any type of action ". He has said that if it continues, the law would be flawed in its parliamentary journey and has argued that "many jurists and lawyers" warn as much.
"And be careful, because what Mrs. Armengol intends to commit could vitiate the procedures for approving the amnesty law and, therefore, make it inapplicable, a law that cannot be passed," the spokesperson warned.
The PP has also called on the PSOE to stop its "flight forward." In his opinion, "he must recognize his own mistake and must direct things differently." "It is an immense mistake that is going to take the PSOE ahead," he highlighted.
IN ITS WRITING THE PP TALKS ABOUT ARMENGOL'S "UNILATERAL DECISION"
In the letter, to which Europa Press has had access, the PP asks the Congress Board to reconsider Armengol's "unilateral decision" to return the bill to the Justice Commission to issue a new opinion, as well as to declared her decayed. Furthermore, it disgusts him that he adjourned the plenary session "without leaving any option" to the Popular Group "to show their opposition to what was stated.
The 'popular' demand that any parliamentary action or procedure that seeks to reactivate or continue a legislative procedure rejected by the Plenary be prevented, given "the irreparable consequences and of extraordinary constitutional significance that executing an arbitrary decision contrary to the Law would entail given that the initiative has declined."
According to the PP, "what the scrutiny revealed was an absolute contrary majority in the final vote on the entire text." "And this unappealable result means that the return to the Justice Commission is not applicable in this case," he emphasizes.
The PP explains that agreements on legislative initiatives, to be valid and for legal effects to be derived from them and the procedure to be followed, "must be approved by the majority of the members present."
In the case of Tuesday's Plenary Session, he insists that "the absolute majority of the Chamber rejected the rule as a whole, so it cannot be returned to the Justice Commission to issue a new opinion, in accordance with article 131.2 of the Regulations, but rather the will expressed by the Chamber was its decline".
"Consequently, the bill is not that it has not been approved by an absolute majority, -as the president states-, it is that it has been rejected by an absolute majority in the essential, not merely formal, vote of every organic law, which is the final overall vote," the PP emphasizes in its writing.
BELIEVES THAT VOX CREATES FALSE EXPECTATIONS
The parliamentary spokesperson has also pointed out that it is a "mistake" for Vox to "foster false expectations" when it maintains that the Senate can stop the amnesty law and not admit it for processing when Congress, if it approves it, sends it to it.
Tellado has stressed that they have asked the lawyers of the Senate, where the PP has an absolute majority, to inform them of the effects that not admitting the law to processing would have, but he has maintained that his party wants to fight the amnesty from legality, "not from outside".