The King Felipe VI will preside this Tuesday the event organized by the Congress of Deputies to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the failure of the coup attempt of February 23, 1981 and by the way celebrate the validity of the Spanish Constitution of 1978. An act to which the majority of the Government’s parliamentary partners have refused to attend.
The president of Congress, Meritxell Batet, will be in charge of open this ceremony, which will begin at one in the afternoon in the Hall of Lost Steps and, after his intervention, the Head of State will take the floor.
Batet will receive the King in the Carrera de San Jerónimo with the President of the Government, Pedro Sanchez; the president of the Senate, Pilar Llop; the president of the Constitutional Court, Juan José González Rivas; and the president of the Supreme Court and the General Council of the Judiciary, Charles Lesmes.
As is usual when you go to Congress, Felipe VI, accompanied by the representatives of the high institutions of the State, You will enter the Palace through what is known as Puerta de los Leones and he will go to the Clock Desk to greet the guests.
Who will attend the appointment
In that list are the speakers of the Constitution, the four vice presidents of the Government, the members of the Bureau of Congress of the Deputies and the spokesmen of the different parliamentary groups.
Sánchez and Casado will face each other in this act when their parties are finalizing an agreement for the renewal of the Judiciary, whose mandate expired more than two years ago.
The presence of the president of the PP, Pablo Casado, in quality of opposition leader. Thus, Sánchez and Casado will face each other in this act when their parties are finalizing an agreement for the renewal of the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), whose mandate expired more than two years ago.
Sánchez’s partners refuse to attend
Input, ERC, PNV, Bildu, Junts, PDeCAT, BNG and CUP have already advanced that they will not attend this appointment, in line with what they usually do in the acts in which the King participates or that commemorate the anniversaries of the Constitution.
Those who have confirmed their attendance, in addition to PSOE, the PP, Vox and Ciudadanos, is United We Can, who supported the celebration of this anniversary at the Table of Congress, as well as More Country-Equo and much of the Mixed Group.
The then Head of State, Juan Carlos I, who has been residing in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) since August, had a lot to do with the failure of 23-F.
The last time the King was in Congress was on February 2 to attend the Solemn Opening of the Cortes Generales of the XIV legislature. One year later, He returns to the Palacio de San Jerónimo on this occasion to participate in the aforementioned event.
Without the king emeritus on 23-F
This Tuesday will be fulfilled 40 years of the attempted coup starring the then colonel Antonio Tejero, who burst into the congressional chamber with a large group of civil guards while the inauguration of Leopoldo Calvo Sotelo was being voted on.
In the failure of 23-F the then Head of State, Juan Carlos I, had a lot to do, who has been residing in Abu Dhabi since August (Arab Emirates).
Precisely for this reason, the PP senator Rafael Hernando has questioned whether 23-F can be remembered without the presence of whoever contributed to dismantling the attempted coup and to the continuity of constitutional democracy.
Source: Vozpópuli by www.vozpopuli.com.
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