The two debates regulated by the electoral law of Castile and Leon will take place next January 31 and February 9 with the candidates of the PSOE, PP and Cs as participants, by having their own parliamentary group in the legislature that ended, after dismissing this Friday the Election Board regional the resources of Vox and we can.
The dates and conditions have been set by the Electoral Debate Commission, made up of professionals from the media, as established by the autonomous electoral law, modified in 2016 and which establishes that it is the candidates for the Presidency of the parties with their own parliamentary group who must participate in them.
It will be Castile and Leon Television the one that organizes and produces the signal for both debates, which will also take place at its headquarters and will be moderated by two of its journalists, Antonio Renedo and Alejandra Abad, with a duration of 90 minutes.
This private regional television, owned by the companies Promecal -Antonio Méndez Pozo- and Edigrup -of the Ulibarri family-, has promised to provide the signal.
Televisión Española also offered its willingness to organize and produce the signal for both debates, or at least one of them, from the headquarters of the Cortes de Castile and León.
The intention of public television was to broadcast the debates on La 1 with a disconnection for the homes of Castile and Leon and for the rest of Spain through the 24-hour news channel, but this offer was rejected by the debate commission.
The Electoral Board of Castilla y León has ratified that the electoral debates will only be between the candidates who obtained their own parliamentary group in the last elections: Luis Tudanca (PSOE), Alfonso Fernandez Manueco (PP) and Francisco Igea (Cs).
In this way, it has dismissed the resources presented by Vox and United We Can to participate, since neither of the two formations reached the five parliamentarians that make up a parliamentary group in the 2019 elections, as stipulated by the Electoral Law as a requirement to participate. in these debates (article 31 bis).
In this way, the electoral board It has failed in the same sense as in 2019, when the IU-En Marcha formation presented an appeal to be able to participate in the two debates regulated by the norm, when that formation was integrated into the Mixed Group by having only one parliamentarian.