Tuesday, March 28

The PP wants to modify the election of the president of Telemadrid to be able to appoint him with the help of Vox

The Popular Parliamentary Group has presented this Thursday in the Madrid Assembly a new modification of the Law of Radio Television Madrid with the aim of reducing the majority necessary to elect the general director.

In the last modification of the regulations, the first that the PP of Isabel Díaz Ayuso presented in this legislature and that went ahead in July thanks to the abstention of Vox, it was established that the general director would be elected by a two-thirds majority of the Chamber regional (91 deputies) in the first vote. PP and Vox add up to 78 parliamentarians in the current parliamentary arc.

With the reform now presented by the ‘popular’, who want to process by single reading, the director general would have to be endorsed by a two-thirds majority of the Assembly in a first vote but the difference would be that it would open the door to a second round , in the following plenary session, in which a simple majority would be valid. In this way the PP would carry out the vote with the abstention of Vox.

In addition, according to the text of the regulations to which Europa Press has had access, the number of members of the Board of Directors of the public entity would be modified, which until now was made up of nine members, natural persons with sufficient qualifications and professional experience, and which now it wants to be reduced to five.

His form of election would also be modified. If a two-thirds majority was not reached in the vote for any or all of the proposed candidates, “a second round of voting would take place in the following session, being elected, in this case, by a simple majority.” In addition, it incorporates that if a result is not obtained in the second vote either, the proponent groups of the rejected candidates will be required, new candidates, until the quota is filled and the conditions are met.

The latest reform made it possible to renew, thanks to the votes of Vox, the then leadership of Radio Televisión Madrid, before which the Madrid president, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, had expressed her discontent. She included the possibility that, once the mandate of the director general ended, the Government would appoint a provisional administrator.