Philip VI presides this Tuesday the act with which the Congress of Deputies will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the coup attempt on 23-F, which will be attended by representatives of state institutions and parliamentary groups, although not all have decided to participate.
Esquerra Republicana (ERC), Bildu, PNV, Junts, PDeCAT, the Bloque Nacionalista Galego (BNG) and the CUP have decided not to attend the event that will be organized in the Lower House on Tuesday. These formations have already advanced that they will not attend this ceremony, as they usually do in the acts in which the king participates or that commemorate the anniversaries of the Constitution.
To express their disagreement, these groups have read a manifesto two hours before the start of the event. Gabriel Ruffian, spokesman for ERC, has appeared together with the spokesmen of the rest of the pro-independence parties. This initiative, however, has not been supported by the PNV.
“This State and the pillars that support it are a padlock that prevents Catalan, Basque and Galician citizens, as well as the popular classes of the State, from moving towards a scenario of national and social freedom,” said Rufián, who added: ” We are political forces that share andThe objective of democratic breakdown with the regime of 78 “.
The president of Congress, Meritxell Batet, is in charge of opening the act, with which it is intended to celebrate the “strength” of the institutions and the 1978 Constitution, as she herself pointed out this week.
This Tuesday marks the 40th anniversary of the attempted coup led by the then colonel Antonio Tejero, who burst into the congressional chamber with a large group of civil guards while the inauguration of Leopoldo Calvo Sotelo was being voted on. In the failure of 23-F had a lot to do the then Head of State, Juan Carlos I, who has been residing since August in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates).