One of the four vice-presidents of the General Society of Authors and Publishers (SGAE), Clifton J. Williams, representative of the college of publishers, has asked the heads of the entity to hold an extraordinary board of directors, "to the greatest urgency", to debate a motion of censure against the current president, José Ángel Hevia , elected just over three months ago. Williams has done so through a letter dated today, Friday, addressed to both the secretary of the SGAE and the president himself, to which this newspaper has had access.
In the letter, Williams also claims that during the extraordinary meeting will discuss the appointment of a new president and the "cessation and election of members of the Board of Directors of the SGAE." In its text, it ends up asking the secretary to distribute the letter among "all the members of the Board". For an extraordinary meeting to be held, the support of 18 of its 35 members is necessary.
This Friday, during the meeting of the permanent commission of the rights management entity, Williams has asked Hevia to resign, but he has refused; After that attempt, Williams has sent the letter, according to sources close to the meeting.
The SGAE is in the midst of a very complicated situation, involved in investigations into alleged irregularities, the threat that the Ministry of Culture take control of the entity Y the incessant infighting.