The Government has stated that “there is no precedent” for a vote being repeated in a situation similar to the one that occurred this Thursday in Congress, when the labor reform was approved by a single, erroneous vote of the PP and has asked the main opposition party not to “discredit the institutions” and accept the result .
The Minister of the Presidency, Félix Bolaños, said in an interview on Onda Cero reported by Efe: “There are dozens of errors in the voting every week (…). If every time someone makes a mistake in a vote, it has to be repeated, the deputies would do nothing elsethey would be repeating votes continuously”.
Bolaños, interviewed last night on La Noche in 24 hours, described “divine justice” the approval of the labor reform despite the unexpected ‘no’ of the two deputies of UPN, and SAID that “the important thing is that the labor reform has been approved, the rest is anecdotal”, in reference to the error in the vote of the PP deputy, Alberto Casero.
The also Minister of Relations with the Courts and Democratic Memory has pointed out on Onda Cero that it is something that “has always happened”, that “when one is wrong there is no second chance for anyone” and that beyond the “anecdotes” we must congratulate ourselves because this Thursday “a labor framework for the 21st century was definitively approved”, which in his opinion is a “victory for the general interests of the country”.
When insisted on whether he believes that the vote can be repeated, Bolaños has said that it is a decision that corresponds to the Table of the Congress, to its president, Meritxel Batetbefore emphasizing that “a vote has never been repeated” and that “there are mistakes every day”.
Robles affirms that voting has “legal and juridical value”
Meanwhile, the defense minister, Margarita Robles, has demanded that the Popular Party “not delegitimize the institutions“questioning the result of the vote on the labor reform in Congress, which has stressed that it has “legal and juridical value” once it was given as approved by its president and the Bureau of the Chamber.
“In democracy, when the competent body declares a result is what is valid“, Robles has maintained in an interview on Telecinco, collected by Europa Press, after the PP has warned that it will take the vote on the labor reform to the Constitutional Court if the Congress Table does not listen to its requests.
The Defense Minister, a lawyer by profession, is clear that “the law has been approved” and “it would be good” for politicians to try “not to delegitimize the institutions”, regardless of whether or not they agree with the law or that they later want to appeal.
“One can agree or not with a result, but when it is declared, that is the decision that counts,” he insisted before adding that “the PP does not do well to permanently delegitimize institutions.”
Calviño: “the important thing” is that it has come out ahead
For her part, the First Vice President and Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, has stated that “the important thing” is that the labor reform has gone ahead and has appealed to focus on “deploying” it to achieve its goals.
“Most of the investiture continues to be a base” and relations with the parties that have been supporting the Government “are excellent”, he stated in an interview with Radio Euskadi, collected by Europa Press.
Calviño has indicated that, despite the fact that “we got some surprises” in the vote on the validation of the Decree that includes it, “the important thing is that it has gone ahead” a reform that is “good for all”.
Asked about the appeal announced by the PP before the Constitutional Court after the reform was validated due to the erroneous vote of one of its deputies, she rejected “focusing on an absolutely specific issue with a reform” which is “the first agreed with the social agents for decades“, which addresses the problems that “the country is dragging”, which “responds to the recommendations” of international organizations and is “a milestone in the recovery plan that will allow us to receive 12,000 million euros”.