Constitutional Reform

The Socialist Jose Antonio Alonso and ' popular' Soraya Senz de Santamara, spokesmen of their groups, defend the reform in the plenary session of the Congress. For CiU, PP and PSOE " there are broken the process constitucional" ; ERC says that the reform is " politically very peligrosa" and Llamazares (IU) calls to " rebelin". If the forecasts are fulfilled, will be culminated in one week: first, the Congress. Later, foreseeably Friday, to the Senate. The barons of the PSOE close up around Rubalcaba and to the reform. The Congress of the Deputies has approved east Tuesday the taking considering the reform of article 135 of the Constitution by 318 votes to favor, 16 against and two abstentions.

Also, it has given to the approval to the procedure " direct and in reading nica" of the initiative. The groups with majority representation in the Congress of Deputies, PSOE and PP, are dndido this Tuesday the proposal of constitutional reform to limit the ceiling of public deficit that agreed to the week last from an initiative of the president of the Government. Both groups have agreed east Tuesday in which the budgetary discipline that will pick up the Constitution contributes to preserve the social State of Well-being and conquests, clears " incertidumbres" and it generates confidence in the Spanish economy. First in speaking, to 10 h, has been the socialist spokesman Jose Antonio Alonso, who has praised a measurement " reliable and contundente". PSOE: " We are cumplidores" Alonso has considered that the reform will reinforce the commitment of Spain with the necessary reduction of the public deficit and will deal with " to finish already without dilacin" with the turbulences of last weeks, that if they stayed in the time would put " in serious riesgo" the social policies. In its intervention before the Camera, Alonso has related how in the last months international the economic situation has been characterized by " very strong tensions in the markets financieros" with a direct hit on the cost of financing of the debt, reason why it has bet by the reform agreed with the popular ones like the best way of " to clear incertidumbres".