Friday, December 9

María Teresa Fernández de la Vega resigns as president of the Council of State

The president of the Council of State, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega (Valencia, 1949), announced this Thursday her resignation from the position. She has communicated this to the councilors of the institution, according to what she announced this week The debate and has confirmed this afternoon through sources from the advisory institution.

Her dismissal will be confirmed at the Council of Ministers on October 18 and it is likely that she will continue in the institutional body as a permanent advisor.

De la Vega resigns by considering fulfilled the commitment he made with Pedro Sánchez to spend four years at the head of the Council of State and to carry out reforms such as the digitization and transparency of the institution, reports Europa Press.

In 2018, after the motion of censure against Mariano Rajoy that allowed the socialists to reach Moncloa, De la Vega became the first woman to chair the highest advisory body of the Government, which is limited to giving its well-founded opinion on the object consultation or to propose another more appropriate solution in compliance with the Constitution and the legal system.

This Thursday, De la Vega chaired the last meeting of the permanent commission of the Council of State, in which Minister Victoria Camps also submitted her resignation, arguing “personal reasons.”