Spanish parliament to sue interim gov’t over lack of accountability
The lower house of the Spanish parliament - the Congress of Deputies - made a decision on Wednesday to appeal to the Constitutional Court over the provisional government's lack of reporting to the parliament, Sputnik reported.
The initiative was supported by all the parties except for the right-wing Popular Party, which is led by acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. Rajoy's government has said that is not obliged to report to the legislators, as it was formed during the previous parliament.
The list of officials who have refused to report to the parliament includes acting Defense Minister Pedro Morenes and acting Development Minister Ana Pastor. Acting Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz has also said that he will follow their example.
The government will be able to avoid the court hearing in case the ministers cancel their decision and report to the parliament within a month.
Spanish parties have failed to form a government after over three months of negotiations and two unsuccessful parliamentary votes, via which the Socialists, the second-largest parliamentary faction after the Popular Party, attempted to form a coalition.
The Spanish parties have until May 2 to form a new government or elections will be held on June 26.