An extraordinary circumstance. Alberto Casero, a Partido Popular deputy in Congress, had clicked the wrong box when voting online for the government’s labour reform. He tried to correct his error, but the president (speaker), Meritxell Batet, said no. By one votePeel, that of Sr. Casero, the reform was passed.
Should the vote have been corrected? TechnicallyThe headlines this year, and by rules of the chamber, then no. Morally, almost certainly yes. The vote may be booted to the courtsThe oath of office on Capitol Hill in Washington. January 20, 1961AP, as you can never be certain that this sort of thing won’t be, but the courts would doubtless err on the side of technicality.
The labour reform, flagship legislation for the PSOE-Podemos administration, will be enshrined in law. Yet it will forever be known as law by error, thus reinforcing the fact that this is reform which split Congress to such a degree that both government supporters and opponents voted against it.