Crisis: Galicia to cut 14 regional MPs

27 July, 12:59

(ANSAmed) - MADRID, JULY 27 - The president of the government of Galicia, Alberto Nunez Feijo of the Pardido Popular, announced that the regional Parliament will lower by 14 the number of lawmakers, from 75 to 61, to cut public spending.

Feijo was quoted by the local press as assuring that the PP would approve the reform regardless of the opposition's stance on the issue thanks to its absolute majority in the chamber. He said however that he hoped for an accord "at least with the PSOE".

Lowering the number of MPs will not "totally change the rules of the game", said the president, as it will maintain the minimum number of representatives per province, 10 MPs, under Galicia's electoral law. Opposition groups, the Socialists and Galician National Bloc, oppose the reform. (ANSAmed)