The friction between EH Bildu and the Basque government regarding the education law is increasing


EH Bildu has warned that they will not support a law that meets the partisan interests of PNV and PSE-EE, while the Lehendakari, Iñigo Urkullu, has responded that they aim for “the broadest possible” majority.

The lehendakari, Inigo Urkullucalls for the education law to be adopted with the widest possible support, but reminds EH Bildu how valid the majority formed by the PNV and the nationalist coalition is, as well as that of the parties that make up the Basque government.

Urkullu thus responded in the plenary session of the Basque Parliament to a question from the representative of EH Bildu, Nerea Kortajaarnawho repeated his colleague’s warning yesterday Ikoitz Arresewho warned that they will not support an education standard that “responds to the partisan interests” of PNV and PSE-EE in terms of linguistic models.

The Lehendakari has insisted that his efforts remain focused on advancing the law with the largest possible majority. “Isn’t the possible majority between PNV and EH Bildu (52 out of 75 seats) insufficient? Is it only insufficient if the majority lies between PNV and PSE-EE (41 out of 75 seats)? It’s about finding balance.” he asked Kortajaarna.

He has defended the education pact process and has trusted that the 317 amendments presented to the project, including those of PNV and PSE-EE, to clarify the validity of the language models, improve the text and contribute to better education in Euskadi.

“This is about seeking the broadest possible consensus. Why won’t it be possible like yesterday to get the support of 82% of the House? In this way we would give the system more strength and strength,” he indicated.

Urkullu also answered another question from José Manuel Gil (Citizens) on the validity of the language models, to which he replied that they “will continue to guarantee the rights recognized in the Statute and in the Linguistic Standardization Act.”

“The centers’ language projects are based on the system of current language models,” said the Lehendakari, adding that “with the new law, the role of the models is to ensure that all students master the two official languages.” third upon completion of the study”. However, he has stated that the models are “not an end in themselves and much less immutable”.

That answer from the Lehendakari did not please EH Bildu parliamentarian Ikoitz Arrese, who this time also intervened in the plenary with a question on the same subject to the Minister of Education, Jokin Bildarratz.

Arrese believes that what Urkullu said “violates the consensus option” and has accused him of “accepting the imposition of his minority partner”, referring to the PSE-EE, which, in his opinion, “is contrary to the educational agreement” .

Her groupmate Nerea Kortajaarna has reiterated that PNV and PSE “changed the rules of the game” with their amendments, after recalling that her coalition compared 21 parliamentarians to 11 socialists.

He has emphasized that there is still no “unified version” of the position of PNV and PSE-EE regarding the models, and believes that “staying the same means going backwards”.

“You talk about being loyal to the education pact, but this goes further than parliamentary arithmetic. Yesterday we opted for the debate and reached out for the agreement. We want a clear and courageous law,” he concluded.

Source: EITB


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