PSOE and United We can register this Tuesday the reform of the organic law of the Judiciary with which they intend to reduce the majority required to renew the governing body of judges, which has been in office for two years before the blockade of the PP. The joint proposal of the parties that support the coalition assumes that a part of the members can be elected by an absolute majority and do not need the support of three-fifths of Congress and the Senate, as at present, as reported to elDiario. it is parliamentary sources.
In addition, the proposal of socialists and confederal group aims to limit the functions of the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ) when its mandate has expired. The intention is that the governing body of the judges cannot designate places in provincial hearings or higher courts as the body chaired by Carlos Lesmes, which has been in office for two years, is now doing.
Pedro Sánchez has decided to carry out this reform through the parliamentary groups and not through a government initiative. The president’s decision came after Pablo Casado closed the door to renew the CGPJ after two negotiations that were blown up at the last minute and after the last clash with Lesmes regarding the Executive’s decision not to endorse the presence of the king in the delivery of the dispatches to the new promotion of the judicial career. That day Lesmes leaked a call from Felipe VI in which he allegedly regretted not being able to attend the event. Casa Real framed the call in “courtesy.” Defense Minister Margarita Robles accused the President of the Judiciary of trying to confront the monarchy and the Government.