Parliamentary Assembly, Almost Empty

Friday, June 1, 2012

I find it both incongruent and unacceptable that the Assembly of the Congress of Deputies is practically empty, especially in view of the crisis facing Europe and Spain. 

Many citizens believe that the topics debated there affect them directly. And, nevertheless, when viewing images of the Parliament they are at first shocked and then invaded by anger. Weren’t those the parliamentarians who –whatever their ideology— were going to debate until they found appropriate solutions to the serious challenges that are severely impacting our standard of living? Where have they gone? Or is it that they have so little interest in what the representatives of minority political groups have to say? 

Honorable Deputies, quickly take your seats. Otherwise, take note that we will do everything in our power to ensure the prompt demise of a system that accepts the shameful site of an empty parliament.