The Popular Party sees it difficult to agree on the renewal of constitutional bodies with an expired mandate or about to expire because Pedro Sánchez "does not look or talk at all" with the popular. For that reason, they see it complicated that the renewal can take place until the President of the Government does not break with the independence movement "that led him to Moncloa" or general elections take place.
The Cortes are already awaiting renewal of the Ombudsman, a position that Francisco Fernández Marugán has held since July 2017, and the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), which had already been agreed in November but that jumped into the air at the to renounce the candidate for president, Manuel Marchena, after leaking a message from the Popular Group of the Senate presuming to control the organ. To these pending tasks will be added in 2019 others, such as the partial renewal of the Nuclear Safety Council (CSN).
In this context, and given that the voting of these positions requires reinforced majorities that require the presence of the two major parties, the PP has already advanced that, in the current political context, in which part of the opposition is demanding elections, it is It is very difficult to negotiate on these issues.
For the spokesperson of the Popular Group in the Congress, Dolors Montserrat, "the first thing of everything" is that the president Pedro Sánchez "breaks with the independentistas, returns to the constitutionalism and summons elections". "What is not worth it is to enter a government with a motion of censure with the votes of the pro-independence, Bildu and Podemos, and then demand from the PP what does not require their own partners," he says.
In his opinion, now it is the Spaniards who decide in an election who has to govern in Spain and see what Parliament they have decided that there is, and from that moment it will be when the state institutions have to be agreed upon.