CONSERVATIVES and socialists reached an historical agreement over the amended Balearic Constitution after a long and intense parliamentary debate, and will now present a united front when the document is presented to the central government for final approval.
Both sides made concessions.
Balearic leader Jaume Matas and his Partido Popular (PP) dropped their demands for a special regime for the Balearics which included an investment reserve.
Opposition leader Francesc Antich and the socialists accepted the inclusion of a clause which calls on the central government to put the Balearics on a par with the Canary Islands in most matters.
The parliamentary debate was interrupted for an hour, so that both sides could hammer out the agreement, which had been very much in the air.