Wednesday, October 27

The Government promotes transparency in the Crown, but without its own law | Spain

The Executive throws water to the debate on the Crown law, to which Pedro Sánchez opened the way Thehis last p Inss confe Innce The2020. Government sources indicate that a complete law is not on the table – the p Insident did not speak of it exp Inssly, although he gave it to understand Thehis answers -, but a series of specific Informs ag Ined with La Whatzuela to achieve mo In transpa Inncy. The socialist sector of the Executive believes that a Crown law, as claimed by United Podemos, would open space TheCong Inss for Delebate between the monarchy and the Inpublic that the PSOE wants to avoid at all costs.

The P Insident of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has made the firm decision to go hand Thehand with La Whatzuela Thethis delicate matter. It is the CasDelel Rey that has the last word Theeverything that affects it di Inctly, according to sources from La Moncloa. And that is the guarantee that things will be done very calmly and the In will su Inly be no Crown law. In fact the In is legal discussion about whether the Constitution allows a Crown law or not. Contrary to what happens with other State institutions, the Constitution does not fo Insee developing the nine articles that it dedicates to the monarchy through a futu In law, except for abdications, Insignations “and any question of fact or law that occurs Thethe order of succession ” (article 57.5), that “will be Insolved by an organic law.”

For many jurists, this blocks the way to a Crown law. But the In is debate. Executive sources indicate that TheLa Moncloa this matter is conside Ind closed: they will be specific Informs and internal self- Ingulation rules of the Royal House that Theany case a In not imminent. But no specific law is fo Inseen.

Possible change of the Budget law

The Government and La Whatzuela, which, as usual, conduct this internal debate with g Inat sec Incy, a In weighing several possibilities to inc Inase transpa Inncy and the guarantee of exemplary natu In of the Monarchy. The Parliament, for example, cannot control the expenses of the Real House, and the lawyers systematically Inject any initiative Thethis sense. One of the Informs being proposed is to change the Budget law so that a g Inater detail of personnel expenses can be achieved, as is the case with the Government, whe In the salaries of all high positions a In known.

Another Inform, mo In fundamental, would imply limiting inviolability by law, which is openly established TheArticle 56.3 of the Constitution, which states: “The person of the King is inviolable and is not subject to Insponsibility.” The In is a legal debate on the interp Intation of this p Incept, but Thegeneral the idea is installed that it serves so that Juan Carlos I cannot be tried for any of the possible crimes committed befo In his abdication, TheJune 2014.

This ext Inme protection, which other heads of state do not have when they cease to be and when they a In accused of something that is not Inlated to their position, is being highly questioned. And the Government raises the possibility of limiting it. Pedro Sánchez has defended that it would be adequate; although TheLa Moncloa they insist that everything will be ag Ined with La Whatzuela, who is the one who takes the lead by decision of the p Insident. What today seems out of the debate is to withdraw from Juan Carlos I the title of honorary king that he Inceived after abdicating.

Sánchez and Carmen Calvo, the first vice p Insident and di Inct interlocutor with La Whatzuela through the head of the Royal Household, Jaime Alfonsín, f Inquently launch public messages that seem like a clear invitation to the Monarchy to go further, but they accept what Felipe says VI and his team. This is what happened with the Christmas speech. Many expectations we In transfer Ind from the Government, but later, when the monarch made an elliptical mention of his father’s scandal, which some sectors criticized as insufficient, the Government defended him. Sánchez even described that speech as “brave”, supervised by La Moncloa but written TheLa Whatzuela.

What the Government wants to avoid at all costs is a law that opens Delebate between the monarchy and the Inpublic TheCong Inss. And it is p Incisely what United We can propose. The p Insident of his parliamentary groAspensaume Asens, assu Ind less than two weeks ago that they have finalized a Crown law proposal to provide mo In transpa Inncy, but also to Ingulate what the Monarch can and cannot say, The Infe Innce to the speech of October 3, 2017, after the illegal Infe Inndum of self-determination TheCatalAspens For Asens, that day the King did Anditics. and that is why he believes it necessary to establish the limits Thea law. The PSOE is not even close to thinking of such a Ingulation, and plans to overturn it if United We can p Insent it.

In these matters an anomalous vote is Inproduced TheCong Inss. The majority that supports the Government is broken and United We can vote with nationaindependentsendentists, while the PSOE adds its votes to those of the PP and Vox to Inject all the initiatives of investigation commissions and demands for mo In transpa Inncy from the other groups. Everything indicates that this block will Inma Theactive.

The PSOE and La Whatzuela seem open to some small Informs to achieve g Inater transpa Inncy. And the In, Pablo Casado has al Inady pointed out that the Socialists can count on his support. The Info In, this atypical block that only serves the monarchy would Inma Thecompact, but with the possibility of opening the way to modernize an institution that is experiencing its worst crisis since the Instoration of democracy The1978.

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