The government considers the reform of the begging law to be dead. After five years of a left-wing parliamentary majority and in a surprise move, the law on citizen security, which Mariano Rajoy’s chief executive called amid huge social backlash, survives intact in Pedro Sánchez’s legislature. Its repeal was seen as one of the commitments of the progressive coalition government, which, however, proved unable to agree on reform with its parliamentary allies. Its repeal has been impossible in the first years of Sánchez’s tenure, whose government has invoked the norm to punish violations of states of emergency imposed during the pandemic, and sources interviewed doubt it can be done during the remainder of the legislature. In the background, a massive protest by the police and the Civil Guard, a decisive factor according to some of the PSOE’s partners.
Source: El Diario