The agreement between PSOE and PP to renew this week the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), the board of directors of RTVE and other institutions such as the Constitutional Court and the Ombudsman, is closer than ever after more than two years of blockade, according to what the secretary general of the Popular Party, Teodoro García Egea, advanced on Monday.
Sánchez calls Casado to renew the Judicial Power and the PP responds that the veto to United We Can is maintained
The popular argument to see these renovations closer is that, as explained by García Egea in an interview at the Cope, one of the demands of his group has been met, which was that “We can be on the sidelines of any conversation” for renew the Judicial Power. It is a condition that, in reality, had already been fulfilled for months, because the talks for these renewals were being carried out directly and exclusively by the Minister of Justice, Juan Carlos Campo, by the PSOE and the Secretary of Justice of the PP Madrid councilor, Enrique López, on the part of the popular.
Campo has been ensuring for weeks that the agreement was closed and that it only needed to be announced by Pablo Casado’s team. The version of García Egea is, instead, that it is not yet closed and that it continues to be talked about. “We set three conditions for the renewal of the constitutional bodies: that Podemos had nothing to do with this negotiation, the depoliticization so that there are no politicians in the judicial bodies and reinforcing the independence of these judicial bodies. The PSOE is accepting the first of these conditions. When the conditions are accepted we have no problem to move forward “, said the ‘number two’ of the PP.
“In this renewal of the judicial bodies Podemos is not going to have anything to do with it,” García Egea insisted, who has considered that this supposed acceptance of his party’s demand has come from the PSOE in recent days. “The renovation is underway and you cannot go back,” he has settled.