They give two options to the Government to continue speaking: that the PSOE reverses the reform that will allow the Constitutional Court to be renewed or that it also allows the Council to make the appointments of the Supreme Court in office.
The PP has set two conditions for the Government to continue negotiating the renewal of the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ): that the PSOE withdraw the reform so that this body does appoint the Constitutional Court or that it expand it to extend the appointments to the Court Supreme.
After the Steering Committee of the PP, its deputy secretary for Institutional Affairs, Esteban González Pons, defended this Monday at a press conference that the new reform of the CGPJ, proposed on Friday by the PSOE, in the midst of the negotiations, legitimizes them to break the dialogue, but they are not going to do so because they have "more sense of State than the Government of Spain".
The PP defends that before the pending renewal of the Constitutional Court, blocked by the legal change that prevents the CGPJ from appointing its quota, they offered a "bridge" to the Government, by telling them that they were going to present an "acceptable" proposal for the PSOE. In addition, they had exchanged messages to warn that they would send their proposal the week after the elections in Andalusia.
However, before that period ended, they learned of the new reform promoted by the Socialists in the press, which, in the opinion of the PP, shows that the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, "is not interested in renewing the CGPJ", but rather "controlling the Court Constitutional". The renewal would make it go from a conservative majority to a progressive one.
The PP argues that the Constitutional Court has just entered into "functions" and has "sufficient composition to be able to continue functioning", while the Supreme Court issues a thousand sentences less per year and there are chambers that, due to the retirement of their magistrates, are not going to be able to meet starting in the fall, because the CGPJ cannot replace them when they are in office.
For this reason, they give the Government two options to continue speaking: that the PSOE reverse the reform that will allow the Constitutional Court to be renewed or that it also allow the Council to make appointments to the Supreme Court, which in practice means repealing the reform that reduced the powers of the governing body of the judges.
In any case, the PP does not rule out presenting its proposal to renew the Judiciary and regenerate Justice, which "is not maximum" but "affordable", and wonders why the Government is "in such a hurry" that if it had waited " Maybe he wouldn't have rushed it."
Pons has also accused the Government of an "institutional assault" and Sánchez of trying to "control the Spanish to ensure that they do not make mistakes when voting again" after the Andalusian elections, "as if he were angry with Andalusia and furious."
"He has launched control of Indra, the Constitutional Court and the INE", Pons denounced, who has also argued that "the CIS does the electoral surveys, the INE the census, and Indra counts the votes".
Next, Pons has assured that the PP fully trusts the professionals of these institutions and that the electoral system of Spain can be trusted "with closed eyes", but not "in the will of Sánchez".