Spanish Government Announces Plans to Promote Religious Freedom

May 8, 2008

Author: H. B.


The Deputy Prime Minister gave the Government's plans to the Constitional Commission in Congress yesterday.

The Deputy Prime Minister, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, met yesterday afternoon with the Constitutional Commission of Congress to explain the basic lines of the Government in the area of Constitutional reform over the next four years.

The Government wants to reform the electoral law, to make Spain declared officially as a lay state, and wants to see changes in the funding of the regions, with a revision of the abortion laws and the creation of a new plan for human rights, the latter two by the end of this year.

De la Vega described the plans as vanguard and emphasised the Government’s wishes for consensus and dialogue.