Carmen Calvo This Monday he resigned from his record as deputy of the Socialist Party of Congress and will be appointed this Tuesday as president of the Council of State, instead Magdalena Valerio.
Valerio will thus step down from office in compliance with the Supreme Court’s ruling, which his appointment was cancelled because the birth requirement is not met “jurist of recognized honor.” Precisely, a few days ago the Supreme Court rejected the annulment incident presented by the State Attorney’s Office against this penalty.
Carmen Calvo (Cabra, Córdoba, 1957) is Graduate in Law at the University of Seville and PhD in Constitutional Law for Córdoba. He is a full professor (on leave) in this same subject at that university.
The former deputy questioned some of the steps taken by the Executive. He criticized the amnesty for separatist leaders, warning in 2021 that it would not be “important” as it could be “Suppress the Judiciary.” “What you call exile for a Rule of Law is flight from Justice,” he said, referring to Carles Puigdemont.
Calvo also openly rejected it other stepssuch as the Trans Law, which violates the voting discipline of the socialist group, by avoiding voting in the Congress of Deputies.
After leaving the Irene Montero of the Ministry of Equality, went so far as to declare himself the “second happiest (person) in all of Spain” that the department is under the “leadership of socialist feminism.”
“I think I am the second happiest in all of Spain – not the first, because one does not have to run as the first -, because the feminism in which the PSOE and the Government work is the feminism of equality” , emphasized he.
Calvo, who is also president of the Congressional Equality Commission, recently revealed himself very critical with song selection The debtfrom the group Nebulossa, who will represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest.
“A wolf, on many occasions, the last word you heard “women before being stabbed, raped or thrown down the stairs,” said the former deputy of Granada.
Carmen Calvo’s career
He started his political career in the nineties, as an independent in the ranks of the PSOE. In 1996 he was appointed Minister of Culture in the Andalusian Government of Manuel Chaves.
In January 2004 he made the leap into national politics when José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, general secretary of the party, chose him as one of his ten members Committee of the famousa group of prominent socialist politicians to advise their campaign for the general election.
In the 2004 elections he was named head of the PSOE list for Córdoba and, later, Minister of Culture (2004-2007) and Vice President (2007-2008).
He returned to political life when Pedro Sánchez chose him as vice president of the Government, after winning the motion of censure against Mariano Rajoy. Calvo also holds the portfolio of Presidency and Relations with the Courts and Equality. In July 2021 he left the Government after the change of Sánchez, who was replaced as first vice president by Nadia Calviño.
Just a few days ago, OKDIARIO announced that the Supreme Court overturned the Government’s last maneuver to retain the former minister Magdalena Valerio of the head of the Council of State. In the order, the Supreme Court chided the State Attorney’s Office for not saying “absolutely anything about the underlying issue,” alleging only that the Hay Derecho Foundation -who appealed Valerio’s appointment – should not have stood up to challenge said appointment.
The magistrates emphasized that his “official career MERITS»but it is not enough to consider it as such, something that “is only seen over time, with long practice thanks to which the credit obtained is maintained and increased.”
What does it mean to leave the deputy record?
Leaving the Congress deputy’s record has a lot CONSEQUENCES. Carmen Calvo, with the decision she made this Monday, will resign from his position as public representative in the Lower House of Balauranan for Granada. He will no longer be one of the seven members of Parliament who carry the voice of the citizens of the Andalusian province.
In this case, Carmen Clavo left her responsibilities at Carrera de San Jerónimo to take another position, that of president of the Council of State, an advisory body that, among other functions, makes reports on laws to be approved in the future. Although she is critical of legislative projects such as the Trans Law and other feminism measures of Irene Montero, in this case, Carmen Calvo did not resign due to personal disagreements. Nothing behind either health problems, like the recent case of Lilith Vestrynge, number 3 of Podemos which is the last resignation of Congress until now.
The resignation of the certificate of the deputy shall include the loss of the public salary, if applicable, of 71,897 euros gross per year. However, now you enter the 90,383 euros per year which corresponds to Valerio. Leaving Parliament includes other extras such as parliamentary immunity and other specific rights of representatives – technological material, subsistence allowance, transportation by official vehicle, travel. Carmen Calvo has the same income and an office, but in Calle Mayor, headquarters of the Council of State, an institution created by the Spanish Constitution of 1978.
Carmen Calvo will lose the ability to directly influence the PSOE parliamentary group, participate in commissions, in various debates and in Congress votes. In other cases, you may lose political situation and public visibility. But in his new position he can also continue to lead.