Wednesday, November 30

The PP points to an imminent agreement by the Judiciary

“Either it comes out or it doesn’t come out.” That’s how blunt they are in the PP about the negotiation to end the blockade of the Judiciary, which has now totaled almost four years and affects both the CGPJ and the Constitutional Court. Sources from the party led by Alberto Núñez Feijóo assure that there is only one point left to close in the document that will include the requirements that future members of the judges’ governing body must meet. If this is agreed, the choice of the names that must then be endorsed by Congress and the Senate seems to be the simplest part.

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The progress in the talks seems evident, according to what was said, and what was not said, this Tuesday in the Senate by both Feijóo and the Prime Minister. Both have met in their second face to face long in the Upper House on account of the appearance of the head of the Executive to report on his response to the crisis caused by the war in Ukraine.

Despite the fact that both have confronted their programs, and despite the fact that the Galician has raised the tone against Sánchez, one and the other have left the negotiation for the CGPJ out of the contest. In the case of the president, it has been a decision that he has made explicit in the gallery. “It seems, ladies and gentlemen, that we can reach an agreement on the renewal of two important bodies, such as the CGPJ and the Constitutional Court, and in order to preserve that space, I think it is important that we leave it aside,” he assured. the president, who added that he has done so “for the good of our democracy and of institutions as important as the governing body of the judges.”

Feijóo, for his part, has opted for silence. He has not responded to Sánchez nor has he mentioned the institutional blockade once.

In Moncloa they jealously guard every detail about the negotiation led by the Minister of the Presidency, Félix Bolaños, and the PP’s Deputy Secretary of Institutional Affairs, Esteban González Pons. In the Executive they cool the possibility that the agreement is imminent and will be closed in the next few hours. Neither in Genoa do they refer to specific issues, although the number three of the PP, Elías Bendodo, already pointed out on Monday that “advances” were taking place, a word that he wanted to expressly emphasize.

The unblocking of the CGPJ thus seems close, although it is not the first time that the Government and the PP have been close. When Pablo Casado was the leader of the Spanish right, Teodoro García Egea and Bolaños also had an almost closed agreement. That document, which the new leadership of the PP received in the transfer of powers after the coup that ended with Casado, even established the distribution of members between the two main parties (PP and PSOE), but also the participation quota of other formations, especially the minor partner of the Government, United We Can, or the PNV.