The leader of the PP accuses the Government of leaking the document as a pressure measure to impose its criteria and warns that it will not accept “threats”
The renewal of the leadership of the General Council of the Judiciary is on the way to becoming entrenched until the end of the legislature. PSOE and PP are trying to unravel the issue, but the maneuvers of the socialists to pressure the popular and agree to a pact are ending up blowing up any kind of agreement. In Genoa they warn that the “threats” do not go with them and disassociate themselves from any document that the previous management of Pablo Casado agreed with Moncloa to renew the judicial body, which accumulates a delay of more than three years. “Obviously he did not know about that agreement,” the PP leader, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, assured this Thursday during a visit to Porto do Son, in A Coruña.
The head of the opposition accused the Government of “filtering” the text that Félix Bolaños and Teodoro García Egea signed in October, by which the conservatives promised to reform the law of the Judicial Power and then unblock the appointment of magistrates of the Constitutional Court, as a pressure strategy to impose its criteria for the renewal of the CGPJ. “They told us that if we did not reach an agreement, they would leak that paper. We are not going to accept that they threaten us,” he said, referring to the conversation between the Minister of the Presidency and Esteban González Pons, where the former “threatened” the PP interlocutor with making the document public if it was not negotiated under its terms and conditions.
Feijóo acknowledged that his predecessor did not provide him with the document during the transfer of powers that took place last April in his office on the seventh floor of Genoa, nor did he inform him of its existence. What’s more, never, he affirmed, has it been discussed “neither in the current management committee nor in the previous one.” A text in addition, that in the eyes of the conservative leader has no value, because in his meeting with Pedro Sánchez in Moncloa after assuming the reins of the PP, it was clear that he was starting from scratch, and “conversations were resumed”, that no ” the negotiations”, he pointed out, because “we were beginning a new stage”.
The only document that Feijóo recognizes is the one that was sent to the Government on July 11 with the PP’s proposal, and that, among other things, proposed that judges close to any party not be elected or that a minister has to wait for a delay of seven years to be attorney general, alluding to Dolores Delgado, already out of office. “And we have no other answer – he assured – than the unilateral modification” of the law of the Judiciary to lift the restriction on appointments that the Executive itself approved with the votes of its parliamentary allies.
Despite this new disagreement, the popular ones remain open to resuming the dialogue and reaching an agreement on the CGPJ, although for this, the Government must withdraw its counter-reform in order to renew only the Constitutional magistrates. An option that does not fit into the plans of the Executive that yesterday once again demanded that the leader of the PP stop being “in rebellion” and assume his commitment to renew the mandate of the Judiciary. “It is inexcusable to comply with the Constitution,” said the government spokesperson, Isabel Rodríguez.
Sánchez’s hand after Bolaños’ insults
Regarding the words that Bolaños dedicated to him on Wednesday saying that “he is not trustworthy”, Feijóo preferred not to enter the game and considered that this outburst and others to which he is the subject have to do with “instructions that were given after the elections Andalusians, to go against me». “If every time they talk about me I have to learn it, I wouldn’t have time to work,” he said sarcastically.
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