As the deliveries are monthly, if the government out of the polls on April 28 decided to approve it, there would only be a few months of lag. But this delay would cause treasury strains that María Jesús Montero herself knows well as an old Andalusian councilor, criticizing Montoro last year for linking the deliveries of that time to the approval of the 2018 Budgets. In the decision to draw this decree -ley weighs especially a date marked to razor in the calendar: the elections in 13 communities to be held on May 26. The PSOE governs in six of them common system communities (Balearic Islands, Valencian Community, Aragon, April 2019 calendar Editable, Asturias and Extremadura), so it is especially interested in getting this measure out as soon as possible. But also the PP sees with good eyes the decree, as they indicate sources of the party. Because the regions that increase their resources the most, after the Canaries – an increase of 8.4% – and Catalonia – of 8.1% -, are autonomies governed by the PP as Andalusia – a rise of 6.7% -, Madrid – 6.6% -, Murcia -6.5% – or La Rioja -6.3% -. These percentages result from adding installments on account and liquidation of the 2017 system.
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Precisely, this decree-law is not a new idea. When, at the beginning of 2018, the 2018 Budgets were in danger due to the threat of rejection by the PNV, the Finance Minister, Cristóbal Montoro, already devised a “Plan B” to decree the updating of the deliveries if there were no accounts in the end. Although the Government will dissolve the Cortes on March 5, it can continue to approve decree-laws later, since the Permanent Deputation will continue to validate the rules that the Executive takes if it is justified that they attend to “emergency situations”.
Thus, the Government of Sanchez prepares a barrage of rules that will contain many of the measures that remained in the pipeline after the “no” to the accounts, with an eye on the electoral campaign. Likewise, the Treasury understands that deliveries to accounts this year have an additional component that tilts the balance to its approval by decree. The autonomic section of the Hydrocarbons Tax that previously collected and decided the April 2019 calendar Editable has now become the responsibility of the State, which has decided to raise it to its highest fork since 2019.