Congress approves the General State Budgets with 188 votes in favor | Politics



The 2022 General State Budget bill was approved this Thursday in Congress with the support of ERC, PNV, EH Bildu, PDeCat, Más País, Compromís, PRC, Nueva Canarias and Teruel Existe.

To the 154 votes added by the Collation Government (PSOE and UP), 34 yeses from the deputies of ERC (13), PNV (6), EH Bildu (5), PDeCat (4), Más País-Compromís (3), PRC (1), Nueva Canarias (1) and Teruel Existe (1).

The PNV has not confirmed its support until the last minute, but Bildu’s entry on the scene as a regular partner causes misgivings because his votes are no longer essential.

The Vice President of Economic Affairs, Nadia Calviño, highlighted yesterday that the endorsement of the European Commission (EC) to the Spanish budget plan for 2022 confirms “that this is a prudent, responsible government.”

The Government has achieved a majority similar to that of the previous Public Accounts, so that the majority that the Government brings together is consolidated with this Budget and, in front of it, the opposition that insists on the betrayal of the victims of ETA terrorism by the pacts with Bildu. In the 2021 Budgets approved a year ago, these same 11 parties voted in favor and PP, Vox, Ciudadanos, Junts, the CUP, UPN, Foro Asturias and Coalición Canaria voted against, with the only difference being that this time the BNG , who voted against a year ago, this time abstained.

Once approved by the Lower House, now the budget project will reach the Senate, where it is expected to follow an ‘express’ process for which it will be approved without incorporating any new amendment and in time for its entry into force on January 1, 2022, since any change introduced by the Upper House would cause the bill to return to Congress to ratify or reject said changes, thus delaying the final approval.

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An uploaded debate of everything

The PSOE deputy Odón Elorza has agitated the debate in the plenary session of the Congress of the budgets of the Ministry of the Presidency with a fiery intervention in which he has attacked the use of ETA to attack the Government by the right, which he has labeled “coup plotters by vocation”.

His harsh words, addressed in principle to Ciudadanos by the speech that his deputy Guillermo Díaz had delivered, have been extended to the PP and also to Vox, with whose spokesman, Iván Espinosa de los Monteros, he has maintained a verbal confrontation while returning to his seat .

In this clash, which has happened while the voices and protests of the deputies of these three groups were crossed with the applause of the Socialists, both have exchanged some reproaches that have been heard in the hemicycle.

“Partner of the terrorists”

If the Vox deputy has accused Elorza of being “the worst of all” and “partner of the terrorists”, the former mayor of San Sebastián has called him “miserable” before taking a seat in his seat.

The scuffle has put the culmination of the debate on a section of the public accounts in which there has been talk from the alleged intention of the Government to “erase” the Transition by rejecting the Amnesty Law, the alleged manipulation of surveys by José’s CIS Félix Tezanos and the mass of Granada in which he asked for Franco’s soul to which Pablo Casado attended, according to him by mistake.




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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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