Pedro Sánchez closes the door to change the law that regulates the Judicial Power, as the PP now requires, so that a part of the judges elect their governing body as a condition to renew it after almost three years in office. “Congress demonstrated yesterday that there is no parliamentary majority that is aligned with the theses of the PP,” the president replied in reference to the rejection in Parliament of the initiative registered by the conservatives as a formula for pressure on the Government to change the system of election of the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ). The Socialists reject this measure, despite the fact that it is a recommendation of the Council of Europe, and advocate maintaining the current system in which the Cortes, by a three-fifths majority, designate the members – twelve of them proposed by the race itself. judicial-.
The European Commissioner of Justice presses for the renewal of the Judicial Power in Spain
“There are not two constitutions,” Sánchez said at a press conference in New York after meeting with the NATO secretary general in the framework of the UN summit to which he has traveled, although he has shortened his trip through the volcano crisis on La Palma. “We are seeing the main opposition party in clear constitutional insubordination,” Sánchez said about the blockade that Casado has imposed on the Judiciary and other institutions, such as the Ombudsman or the Constitutional Court, among others.
The slogan of the Socialists is that the PP has to agree to renew the Judiciary with the current rules and they feel endorsed by the European Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, who pressured Spain to renew the governing body of the judges as soon as possible. Although he also advocated a reform of the appointment system, the Government emphasizes that he did not set any deadline and that he emphasized the need to renew the body as soon as possible.
Asked about the investigation that affects the emeritus king and, specifically, the warning that the Prosecutor’s Office gave him about it before he made a fiscal regularization, as published by El País, the president has assured that “there is no brake” . “There is no treatment of privilege to any citizen, to no person is last name as it is last name,” he assured. “The Tax Agency works, the Prosecutor’s Office works. We respect the work. There is no brake. The democratic state works,” Sánchez added.
The socialist part of the Government tries to separate the scandals of Juan Carlos I from the monarchical institution. When the first investigations into the alleged opaque fortune of the former head of state were known, which Sánchez described as “disturbing and disturbing” information, the president assured that King Felipe VI had taken steps towards exemplary and transparency and that he was working in that direction. However, more than a year after those words, there has been no progress. “All the steps we take in greater exemplary and transparency we are working with the Royal House and, when the time comes, they will know them,” he replied to journalists.