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Collective Petition for the Constitutional Reform to carry out a Referendum for the dissolution of the Autonomies. The Asamblea Nacional Española wants to bring to the ‘Cortes Generales’ a Collective Petition so that the Deputies initiate a Constitutional Reform to be able to carry out a Referendum for the derogation of the Autonomies, with the following writing:

Collective Petition for the Cortes Generales.

THE PEOPLE UNDERSIGNED, under Article 29 of the Spanish Constitution of 1978 that recognizes the fundamental right of collective petition, and in accordance with the provisions of Organic Law 4/2001, of November 12, WE ASK THAT, in the exercise of its constitutional powers, the Congress of Deputies will initiate a process of constitutional reform for the modification of article 2, Title VIII of the Constitution and article 166:

The idea that underlies our request is the suppression as an integral organism of the autonomous communities, for the following reasons:

1) They have become deverterbar agencies of the Nation, to the point that they have put their very existence at risk

2) They are a growing obstacle for the free movement of people and goods throughout the Spanish territory

3) Its sustainability is unaffordable from an economic perspective.

In particular, the aforementioned articles should adopt the following wording:

Article 2

The Constitution is based on the indissoluble unity of the Spanish Nation, the common and indivisible homeland of all Spaniards, and recognizes the regions that integrate it and the solidarity among all of them.

TITLE VIII

Of the territorial organization of the State

FIRST CHAPTER

GENERAL PRINCIPLES

Article 137

The State is organized territorially in municipalities and provinces. All these entities enjoy autonomy for the management of their respective interests.

Article 138

1. The State guarantees the effective realization of the principle of solidarity, enshrined in Article 2 of the Constitution, ensuring the establishment of an economic balance, adequate and fair, between the various parts of the Spanish territory, and paying particular attention to the circumstances of the insular event.

2. The differences between the different regions of the country can not imply, in any case, economic or social privileges.

Article 139

1. All Spaniards have the same rights and obligations in any part of the territory of the State.

2. No authority may adopt measures that directly or indirectly obstruct the freedom of movement and establishment of persons and the free movement of goods throughout the Spanish territory.

CHAPTER II

OF THE LOCAL ADMINISTRATION

Article 140

The Constitution guarantees the autonomy of the municipalities. These will enjoy full legal personality. Its government and administration corresponds to their respective City Councils, made up of the Mayors and the Councilors. The Councilors will be elected by the residents of the municipality through universal, equal, free, direct and secret suffrage, in the manner established by law. The Mayors will be elected by the Councilors or by the neighbors. The law will regulate the conditions in which the regime of the open council proceeds.

Article 141

1. The province is a local entity with its own legal personality, determined by the grouping of municipalities and territorial division for the fulfillment of the State’s activities. Any alteration of the provincial limits will have to be approved by the Cortes Generales by means of an organic law.

2. The government and the autonomous administration of the provinces will be entrusted to Provincial Councils or other representative Corporations.

3. Groups of municipalities different from the province can be created.

4. In the archipelagos, the islands will also have their own administration in the form of councils or councils.

Article 142

The Local Haciendas must have sufficient means to perform the functions that the law attributes to the respective Corporations and will be mainly financed by their own taxes and participation in the State

CHAPTER III

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3rd) Finally, the reform of Article 166 so that the change of the Constitution can be promoted by 500,000 people. The current prohibition of citizen initiatives in this area is little adjusted to the principle of popular sovereignty (Article 1.2) and the mandate that is imposed on public authorities to facilitate the participation of all citizens in political life (Article 9.2). In Switzerland, the popular initiative for a total or partial reform of the Constitution is accepted; in Lithuania 300,000 voters can promote a constitutional change and in Austria 200,000 citizens with the right to vote can submit proposals for constitutional laws

We also request that once this constitutional reform is approved by the ‘Cortes Generales’ submits to a referendum in accordance with the provisions of article 167 of the Constitution.

Finally, we ask that the answer to this request be inserted in the official journal that corresponds.

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