The PSOE assures that Europe will “applaud” its legal change to consummate the assault on the Constitutional Court



Government suppress the three-fifths majority in the CGPJ to force it to choose magistrates

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The Government has specified this Friday the details of its plan to unblock the renewal of the Constitutional Court. On the one hand, it proposes changing the three-fifths majority necessary in the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ) to elect the two corresponding magistrates so that it is by simple majority. And, on the other, he wants the judges directly appointed by La Moncloa to be able to take office even though the CGPJ has not chosen their own.

The change will materialize via amendments to two organic laws that have been presented jointly by the PSOE and Unidas Podemos. “Europe is not going to have anything to say about this other than to applaud, in any case,” said the spokesman for the Socialist Group in Congress, patxi lopezasked about the reluctance that this change could arouse among community partners.

What the Coalition Executive specifically proposes is to establish the “obligation” to start the appointment procedure of the CGPJ magistrates with “a clear mandate of deadlines to conclude it.”

“Although every time the PP is in the opposition there are always problems, there are no precedents for a situation as serious as the one we are currently experiencing with the kidnapped Justice and judicial bodies whose mandate has expired more than four years ago,” Lopez has argued. “Faced with a PP that has no democratic culture, what we want with our amendments is to guarantee by law compliance with the constitutional mandate and return these high institutions to normality,” he added.

A third of the magistrates of the TC have with the mandate expired since last June. It’s about the president Pedro González-Trevijano, the vice president, Juan Antonio Xiol, and the magistrates Antonio Narvez and Santiago Martinez Vares, whose renewal corresponds to the Government and the CGPJ.

The Executive of Pedro Sánchez has already made a move and has proposed that the substitutes that he must designate are the former Minister of Justice of his own cabinet, JJuan Carlos Campo, and a former high-ranking La Moncloa, Laura Dez, who until April was general director of Constitutional Affairs and Legal Coordination of the Ministry of the Presidency.

Government thus decided not to wait for the CGPJ, that it should have designated its candidates on September 13, and this despite the fact that the Constitution establishes that the renewal of the court must be done by third parties. In other words, although La Moncloa and the governing body of judges can each name their two magistrates, all four must take office at the same time.

The government maneuver, in any case, pursued put pressure on the CGPJ to put their two names on the table, something that still does not happen. For this reason, the central Executive proposes this modification to put an end to a situation of blockade for which he blames the PP. The President of the Government himself assured on Tuesday in a huddle with journalists at the reception for Constitution Day that before the end of this year at least its two magistrates will have joined the TC.

With the reform of the Criminal Code that is being processed in Congress, the crime of sedition will also be repealed, replacing it with that of aggravated public disorder, and the modification of the crime of embezzlement will be considered.

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