Santiago de Compostela / Vitoria, Oct 18 (EFE) .- The Interior Minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, has assured that “There will be no change” in the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ) “that does not conform to the norm international “and, at the same time, has accused the PP of holding that body as” hostage to its partisan interests. “
In interviews published by the newspapers La Voz de Galicia and El Correo, the minister recalls that there is a constitutional mandate that establishes the renewal of the CGPJ every five years and frames the proposed law registered by PSOE and United We Can in Congress in search of “alternatives” to the “absolutely obstructionist and impeding attitude of the PP”.
The blockade of which the PP accuses is “what casts doubt on the independence of the judiciary,” he says, while demanding that the popular people “use their energy not to talk so much about the Constitution, but to comply with it.”
“There is a constitutional mandate that says that it must be renewed every five years and one of the institutional obligations of the parties is to carry it out. That is a requirement,” says the minister.
According to Marlaska, Spain is “one of the twenty so-called full democracies, with a guarantee of rights and freedoms”, which is why “it is not possible to propose” a reform that puts “into question” the importance of Spanish democracy.
In addition, the minister has assured that it has been the parliamentary groups that have presented the bill and not the Government, so “it will have the corresponding process and debate.”
Regarding prison policy, the minister has asked that the term “rapprochement” of ETA prisoners be banished. “We do not approach, we comply with the penitentiary legislation,” said Marlaska, who has denied that the transfer to prisons near the homes of the inmates has been accelerated and has specified that these movements had been paralyzed by COVID-19 for several months .
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