The king will receive Batet on Wednesday, the same day that the Bureau of Congress meets for the first time


The king will receive on Wednesday the president of Congress, Meritxell Batet, and that of the Senate, Pilar Llop, which is a first step to later set the dates of your round of consultations with the representatives of the parties to propose a candidate for investiture as president of the Government.

Felipe VI will hold two meetings with Batet and Llop at the Palacio de la Zarzuela so that, as usual, officially communicate the constitution of the new cameras Parliamentarians in the XIV legislature.

The deputies of Vox, Javier Ortega Smith, Ivan Espinosa de los Monteros and Santiago Abascal, in the seats of the Congress, where the XIV Legislature begins.

The encounter with Batet has been set by Zarzuela for 11:00 a.m., while the head of state will receive Llop an hour later, at 12:00.

The president of the Congress you must give the king a list with the political formations that are represented in the Chamber and, although it is usually done at this first meeting, on other occasions several days have been passed, as happened after the April elections.

With that listing, Zarzuela set the dates of the king's round of consultations, which is developed in order from least to greatest parliamentary representation.

The rounds, December 10 and 11

At first, the dates that have been considered for that round have been those of December 10 and 11, just after next weekend and before the acting President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, travels to Brussels on the 12th to participate in a meeting of the European Council.

Nevertheless, there is no official confirmation yet and, in addition, by then Sánchez may not have his investiture assured if ERC continues to reject it, and the acting Executive has already advanced that he will not go to a failed investiture.

It is article 99 of the Constitution that establishes that the king, "after consulting with the representatives appointed by the political groups with parliamentary representation, and through the president of Congress, will propose a candidate for the Presidency of the Government".

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