Meritxell Batet, who has been the president of the Congress of Deputies since 2019, has made the personal decision not to run for office again, in the event that the Socialists can retain for themselves the position of the third authority of the State, according to what El Confidencial has advanced and socialist sources have confirmed. The resignation occurs in the midst of the battle for control of the lower house table, in which the PSOE fights to retain a position that logic seemed to assign to Batet.
Batet (Barcelona, 1973), who has been the head of the Socialist list for Barcelona, says goodbye when there is just over a week left for the constitution of the Cortes, on August 17, and for the voting to elect the Table of Congress and its main positions. With this the legislature begins, a beginning that is complicated and whose main milestone is the investiture debate to which both Alberto Núñez Feijóo and Pedro Sánchez opt, after consultations with the King.
The Presidency of Congress is key to the management of the legislature and the times of laws. The composition of the Table, in which pro-independence formations could enter, will be a first indication of the progress of the negotiations for the formation of the new Government for which the PP and PSOE are fighting. The Congress Table is made up of nine members and the Socialist Party, the one that appears to have the most support to preside over the Chamber, is negotiating with various bands without losing sight of the objective of achieving a majority of five positions against the parties of the right.
Meritxell Batet Lamaña has chaired the Congress since March 2019, until she was Minister of Territorial Policy and Public Service, has been a member of the PSC since 2008, and has been a deputy since 2004. Professor of Constitutional Law at Pompeu Fabra University.
The step next to Batet is known on the same day that Iván Espinosa de los Monteros, spokesman for the Vox Parliamentary Group and one of its best-known faces, has announced that he is leaving the leadership of the party and Congress to return to the world of company, as the newspaper El Mundo has advanced and sources from Santiago Abascal’s formation have confirmed, who have framed their decision in the private sphere.
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In addition, it arrives in the middle of the battle for control of the main organ of Congress. The PP, in any case, is not willing to give away the Presidency of Congress and will present its alternative candidacy to the Socialist one because they want “maximum visibility” in that institution after their bitter victory by an insufficient margin on 23-J knowing that in In principle, they do not have the votes to win that vote, even by the minimum.
The composition of the Table, in which pro-independence formations could enter, will be a first indication of the progress of the negotiations for the formation of the new Government for which the PP and PSOE are fighting. The Congress Table is made up of nine members and the PSOE, the one that appears to have the most support to preside over the Chamber, is negotiating with various bands without losing sight of the objective of achieving a majority of five seats against the parties of the right .
The objective of the PSOE, according to government sources, is to maintain the presidency of Congress, a key position in situations like the current one. Without a majority in the Chamber, control of its governing bodies allows the Executive to avoid surprises in parliamentary life and curb the impetus of the opposition. The Socialists need the support of the pro-independence groups, in what could prefigure a hypothetical investiture bloc. AND
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