Pedro Sánchez parks the reform of the law of the Judiciary to smooth the negotiation with the PP. “We are going to stop the clock on the reform of the Judiciary in order to reach an agreement with you,” the president said in the final stretch of the debate on the motion of no confidence. That was one of Pablo Casado’s demands: that PSOE and United We Can withdraw the bill they presented in Congress to reform the law and change the majorities necessary to elect the governing body of judges. Sánchez has taken the glove and, although he has not made explicit the intention to withdraw her from the Lower House, he has sent an important message by assuring that he will paralyze the times they had planned.
“This is the least constructive initiative that we could imagine,” Sánchez said about the motion of no confidence that Santiago Abascal has promoted and that he has considered an “expression of anger.” “But we can all reverse your sign, Mr. Casado, we can turn it into an opportunity to build; we can turn it into a constructive motion,” the president has questioned the head of the opposition: “Let’s renew the Judicial Power, the Constitutional Court, the Defender from town”. The president has argued that “strong institutions” are required in the crisis generated by the pandemic.
“We need understanding, dialogue,” he told the leader of the PP: We have been proposing for two years that we renew the Judiciary, the Constitutional Court, the Ombudsman, but, look, as any effort in favor of understanding is little, I give one more step: I announce that for our part we are going to stop the clock on the reform of the Judiciary in order to reach an agreement with you. ”
That is a gesture that continues the outstretched hand that had shown at his last press conference in Brussels in which he urged Casado to sit down with the Government again to avoid the reform that would circumvent his veto to the renewal of those constitutional bodies that require the support of three-fifths of Congress and the Senate, so that the participation of the PP is essential. “The proposal that has been put forward by two parliamentary groups in the legislative branch is a proposal that proposes a way out, it is an anti-blockade law in the face of a position of total obstruction that for two years the Popular Party has been exercising in the Cortes for non-renewal “The president said last Friday.” It has an easy solution: the solution is for the PP to return to the path of State responsibility, of compliance with its constitutional obligations and we can address the renewal of a fundamental body for the functioning of our democracy. “.
The Socialists had pressured the PP to vote against Vox’s motion of censure and hoped that this rejection would serve as a spur to recover the traditional negotiations between Socialists and Conservatives. In the same vein, the PSOE spokesperson, Adriana Lastra, had spoken minutes before Sánchez took the floor to close the debate on the motion of censure, who has kept her hand out for possible understandings. “We have to keep talking,” he said. “The real problem will be if we stop talking as Mr. Abascal wants. If we stop talking, what is left for us? Politics cannot be just confrontation and blockade.” “He is wrong with his slamming doors, vetoes and refusal to dialogue”, he has settled. “Stop holding the speaker of the extreme right because not everything goes against the Government. We celebrate your ‘no’ today to the motion of censure but if not He wants us to interpret this gesture as opportunistic or conjunctural, if he wants his unchecking to be credible, he has to break with the ultras where they do the most damage – Adriana Lastra has stated -. He has to do the same as Merkel and Macron do, confront and not compromise with fascism ”.