The Parity Law will also affect the Constitutional Court and the CGPJ


The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, continues with his string of announcements in an electoral key and this Monday he has advanced that The Council of Ministers will approve this Tuesday in the second round the Parity Law between men and women to take it to Parliament and process its approval before the end of the legislature. A norm that, has addedwill also affect organs of the Judiciary such as the Constitutional Court and the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), among other bodies. The regulation, which comes from a European directive that has been blocked in Brussels for 12 years, will make it compulsory for women to represent at least 40% of the boards of directors of the Ibex, but it will also affect public bodies or electoral lists.

The also leader of the PSOE has made this announcement at an electoral rally in Santander, in which he has been accompanied by the socialist candidate for the Presidency of Cantabria, Pablo Zuloaga, and the head of the list for the Santander Mayor’s Office, Daniel Fernández. “Voting for the PSOE is voting for a feminist”, Sánchez has argued before a packed Festival Palace, in which he has defended the policies of a parity government and is committed to gender equality.

However, he regretted that this does not happen in other areas and recalled that the Vice President and Minister of Economy, Nadia Calvino, has refused to be photographed on occasion when “everyone else was a man”. For this reason, he has argued that “much” remains to be done in the field of representation parity in private circles, and has stressed that the quotas “favor the meritocracy” of women who have not had the opportunity to “break the glass ceiling”.

As data, he pointed out that in Europe ten years ago the percentage of women on the boards of directors of large companies was 13% and now, in countries that incorporated quotas such as Spain, it is 35% and in those that have not. they did in 16 percent. “Political power parity, economic power parity, parity in the Government of Spain, parity in the governments of large companies; parity by law”, summarized Sánchez, who pointed out that “some” will find it “excessive”, but for the Socialists this “it’s justice” and redounds to the “benefit of society”

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