August 5, 2021

The Congress approves the motion that calls for the cessation of the Minister of Justice with the abstention of Unidos Podemos

The Congress approves the motion that calls for the cessation of the Minister of Justice with the abstention of Unidos Podemos

Congress has approved a motion Tuesday calling on the president of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, to "immediately cease" the head of Justice, Dolores Delgado. The PP, author of the initiative, has reproached the minister for his closeness to former judge Baltasar Garzón and has also questioned his work as a prosecutor. Their votes, along with those of Citizens and with the abstention of the PP has allowed to approve the text, that like the reprobation of the Senate, does not have binding character.

The deputy of the PP María Jesús Moro Almaraz has been in charge of presenting her motion. "There has been no exemplariness in your professional career as a prosecutor or in your brief months as a minister," said the parliamentarian, who has reproached her for refusing to defend Judge Pablo Llarena at first for the suit filed by Carles Puigdemont.

"The ministry could not go on to become a branch of FIBGAR[the[laBaltasar Garzón International Foundation] nor in any professional office ", assured the parliamentarian, who has also disfigured Delgado his words in the 2009 dinner with Garzón and former commissioner José Manuel Villarejo, along with other police officers of the time.

When he arrived at the Ministry, Delgado "stopped worrying about justice," said Moro, to follow a road map marked by "a single person of reference," referring to Garzón. "It is not possible that the minister is even a minute longer," he said, while questioning his commitment to feminism and reproaching him for his homophobic language.

Ignacio Prendes (Citizens), who has begun lamenting the absence of the minister in plenary, has criticized the vagaries of Justice over Llarena and has assured that Delgado lied in his successive versions of Villarejo. "That pack of dangerous friends infers a huge weakness," said Prendes, referring to the 2009 food where he also said that the "laxity" of the minister to pursue possible crimes that were spoken there.

"We do not need a minister who does not give in to blackmail, we need a minister who can not be blackmailed," said the deputy of Citizens before giving way to Gloria Elizo, of Unidos Podemos, who has reviewed the conclusions of the commission who investigated the works of the "political police". At that point he recalled that the PP and the PSOE opposed Villarejo's summons to that commission.

"It is democracy that is at stake"

"Why is the concealment of the sewers rewarded?" Asked Elizo, mentioning Delgado and Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska. The deputy has asked for responsibilities to be assumed and those recordings investigated judicially. "Let's get everyone out, it's not Pablo Iglesias and the independence parties, it's democracy that is at stake," he concluded.

From the PNV, Mikel Legarda, has started announcing that his group was not going to give support to the motion. He has argued "the language and attitudes" of the 2009 food were not "exemplary", but that in it "nothing was discussed on judicial matters." In addition, the deputy has afflicted the PP that under his motion is, as always, Catalonia, for the controversy over Llarena.

In addition, has accused the PP to mount a campaign of "harassment and demolition of ministers," in which the PNV was not to participate. Joan Tardá, of ERC, has defined the functioning of the State of "democratic dunghill" and has addressed the socialist parliamentary group to offer "a negotiated solution" that goes through to agree budgets as long as the Executive renounces "revenge and punishment ", and urged the State Attorney General to lower the accusation in the 1-O case.

Feliu Guillaumes, from PDeCAT, has focused his speech on the controversy over the defense of Llarena in Belgium, which will be borne by the State after Delgado refused at first. "I do not say that we are facing a failed state, but it is clear that it has many flaws, and this minister is clearly representing it," said the deputy.

The PSOE deputy Juan Carlos Campo has risen to the rostrum last to defend the minister. The first thing he has done is to criticize that the motion was debated before the appearance of Delgado in the commission to later defend his performance in the lawsuit against Llarena. "The Government is responsible for its political management before the congress of deputies," Campo said, before asking that a line be drawn between political and private issues.

"End the political adversary is very easy, put a Villarejo in your life, but that is not the way we want for our society," Campo finished.

Delgado, who has already been rejected by the Senate, has seen Congress ask him to leave his post a day before appearing in the lower house to explain his relationship with Villarejo. The minister went on to say that she had not coincided with him on any occasion to admit three meetings.


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