The parliamentary groups of PSOE Y United we can They will register this Tuesday the proposal for an organic law to reform the election system of the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), with the aim of circumventing the “blockade” of which they accuse the PP, as reported by parliamentary sources.
The president of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, already advanced weeks ago its intention to promote this reform of the Organic Law of the Judiciary (LOPJ) to enable the renewal of this body and, later, the PSOE detailed that the objective would be to reduce the majority of three fifths currently required.
In this way, the reform proposes placing in the absolute majority the votes necessary for the Courts to elect the 12 members of the CGPJ that correspond to them.
The law, which will not be processed by emergency procedure, will prevent an interim CGPJ from making appointments
Another of the articles that the reform seeks to incorporate is the express prohibition that a General Council of the Judiciary whose mandate has expired and operates in office, can make appointments, thereby halting what happened in the last two years, in which the president of the CGPJ, Charles Lesmes, has continued to make appointments despite operating on an interim basis.
Although the Executive considers that the best way to renew the governing body of the judges would be to reach an agreement with the PP, they have decided to implement this reform, understanding that this task cannot be postponed any longer.
Hence, the procedure chosen for the processing is the ordinary one and not the urgent one. The members of the executive thus give the PP time to rethink its blocking strategy and agree to agree before the renewal of the Council and also of the magistrates of the Constitutional Court as well as to appoint an Ombudsman.