The PSOE will accommodate Carmen Calvo and José Luis Ábalos as presidents of the Equality and Interior Commissions of Congress after Peter Sánchez took them from the Executive last July, where they served as First Vice President and Minister of the Presidency and Minister of Transport, mobility and urban agenda.
That government crisis supposed a deep remodeling of the Executive, since Sánchez replaced the one who had been his hard nucleus until then in search of a revulsive. Despite this exit, both continue to be deputies. Calvo is by Madrid and Ábalos, by Valencia.
After a few months, the Socialist Parliamentary Group offers a beneficial output to both, because in addition to the institutional post presiding up a Congress Commission, the position entails an extra complement of 1,551.58 euros per month, as established by the economic regime of the deputies .
The plaza in the Equality Commission was vacant because Pilar Cancela had been appointed Secretary of State for International Cooperation. The circumstance is given that this Commission will address the processing of the laws promoted by the Minister of the Branch, Irene Montero, with which Calvo maintained pulses very tense within the Government in some of the laws that will happen out there (such as Trans Law or The "only yes is yes"). That wear and the final defeat of him before Montero accelerated the departure of him.
In the case of the Interior Commission, they have had to move chairs. The President An Ana Bottle will take office to Ábalos and she will soon preside over the Education Commission. To these changes, another accommodation of Sergio Gutiérrez will be attached to a spokesman in the Foreign Commission.
There are frequent former ministers occupying commission presidencies at Congress. It is a way to offer an institutional position to politicians who occupied senior positions of responsibility and, in addition, supposes an economic prize thanks to the collection of a complement for "expenses of representation" that currently ascends those already mentioned 1,551.58 euros per month.
That extra is added to the base salary of 3,050.62 euros per month receiving all deputies. Then the parliamentarians of districts alien to Madrid receive another 1,959.62 euros, while the deputies elected by Madrid charge 935.37 euros. The difference is for them to face the accommodation.Updated Date: 23 September 2021, 07:33