Friday, September 24

The Government rejects the change of law that the PP demands to renew the Judicial Power: “The excuses are over”

The Government does not want to talk about the change in the law that Pablo Casado is now demanding to agree to renew the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), which has been in office for almost three years. It is a starting point that the Socialists reject, because they consider that it is Parliament, and not the judges, that has to appoint its governing body, as the current law has established for three decades. The Executive tries to avoid that debate transferring all the responsibility of the blockade to the PP.

“It is necessary to be resounding in this sense. Enough of excuses. There are no excuses that guarantee to have the government of the judges blocked for more than a thousand days. The excuses are over, there are no excuses to breach the constitutional mandate,” the spokesperson, Isabel Rodríguez, in the press conference after the Council of Ministers that took place after Casado had put the legal modification as a new condition to renew the Judicial Power.

“There are no excuses. We are talking about strict compliance with our Constitution,” said Rodríguez, for whom it is not necessary for the president of the CGPJ, Carlos Lesmes, to make a call for the agreement since renewing the Judiciary every five years is established in the Constitution. “The Government reiterates that there are no excuses and it is about strict compliance with the Constitution. This blockade is not anonymous,” he said in reference to the PP.

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