History Has Divided Most Governments

2021-02-24   |   by CusiGO

When the clock struck 6:23 p.m., the speaker of Congress briefly interrupted Tuesday’s plenary session. “Ladies and gentlemen, at 18:23 on February 23, 1981, there was an attempted coup in this house,” announced Meredith Searle bate in his characteristic firm and calm tone. “As we did this morning at an event of his Majesty the king, I want to review and pay attention to how the Constitution and democracy were defeated.” Most people stood up and applauded for the moment. Another smaller party, usually supporting the government, sits there. After the applause, the representative of ERC, Carolina Telechea, came to the podium and began to attack the “corrupt monarchy”.

This is the 23rd-f anniversary of Congress, a journey from the institutional recognition of democratic victories to a declaration condemning the “78 year regime.”. To some extent, it also proves a retrogressive journey, back to the old era of two party system, in which the Social Democratic Party and the people’s Party united to commemorate the failure of the coup leaders, while in front of them, the government partners insisted that what happened 40 years ago was not telling the truth. In the middle of this, Pablo Iglesias said, “balance”, which was later criticized by the honourable judges Jaume Alonso cuevillas.

The second vice president, unlike all nationalists and independents, did participate in the event with the king “for institutional reasons” – we were very institutionalized, “he said, but he did not applaud the speech. He attended the memorial, but said he would rather tell Spaniards “what actually happened” than “extravagant behavior.”. He saluted Philip VI politely, wearing a suit, tie and UMD badge in recognition of officers “humiliated” for their opposition to Francoism. He indirectly acknowledged Juan Carlos I’s role in the failure of the Navy, Milan and teyero conspiracy, but he continued to defend the Republic. Before we entered the official event, UN leader meadows provided another metaphorical scene in zorrilla street where reporters were received: the vice president spoke at the door of the agency but did not enter.

Iglesias published his paper on 23-f. the coup failed not because the majority of the army respected democracy, but because they respected the king. “So if Spaniards want democracy, they have to accept the king,” he said. None of these came into effect today. “After 40 years, monarchy is no longer a possible condition for democracy,” he concluded. Therefore, his training “from prudence and institutional respect” is for the “Republican perspective”. To prove this, the government’s minority partners announced on the last day their support for a CKD initiative calling for the removal of the king’s inviolability.

Before the arrival of Philip VI, before the speech of the church besieged by the media, many allies of the administration took some kind of counter measure. It can’t be in a solemn framework, such as a lost step hall to welcome the monarch and other authorities, but in the most prosaic news room of Congress. Spokesmen for ERC, eh bildu, judges, pdecat, cup and bng explained at the meeting why they did not participate in the celebration and issued a declaration condemning 23-f as “a national action to defend the 78 year regime”. “The political, judicial, police and monarchical foundations of the Spanish state are the same as they were 40 years ago,” the letter said. No one goes further than bng’s Nestor regor, who claims that “there is evidence that Juan Carlos I was involved in the coup.”.

Aitor Esteban, a spokesman for Basque nationalists, said the coup continued to be shrouded in a “fog of information” and criticized the Congressional presidium One of your initiatives to reform the official secrets act has not yet been completed. Inigo erejon joined him, calling on Spaniards to “mature” and stop describing the coup attempt as a “palace story” in which “four or five people participated.”.

Following the event with the king, the Congress held a plenary session with an initiative on the agenda to further extend the debate time: an ERC proposal urging the government to start the process of reforming the Constitution and abolishing the king’s inviolability. There, all the government allies came out again to assure the SPD that their Republican ideas did not match their actions. “You’re like vegetarians eating steak,” quips Jon inarito of EH bildu. On the issue of monarchy, the two components of the executive branch have agreed to accept their differences, so it is not surprising that the Federation announced that it would vote for the ERC initiative. Jaume asens explained this in a speech in which he and others questioned Juan Carlos I’s role in 23-f. PSOE also has distance, though in the opposite direction. “We didn’t foster confrontation, we didn’t question institutions,” said Rafaela Crespin.