The General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), which has been in office for almost five years, has fully entered the debate on the hypothetical amnesty for those accused in the process. Eight members elected at the time of the proposal of the PP will request this Thursday to hold an extraordinary plenary session where they will ask for the approval of an institutional declaration that is very critical of the possibility that the PSOE and the forces pro -independence. resolve the final shelving of the process through an amnesty.
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The proposed text accuses the acting president, Pedro Sánchez, and says that the hypothetical amnesty makes the independence of the courts “a chimera” and represents “the abolition of the rule of law.” All this, despite the fact that at the moment there is no draft or preliminary text—at least, publicly announced—of any legal initiative to decriminalize the causes that originated on October 1, 2017.
The members who subscribed to this petition, to which elDiario.es has access, are Gerardo Martínez Tristán, José María Macías, José Antonio Ballestero, Nuria Díaz Abad, Juan Manuel Fernández, Juan Martínez Moya, Carmen Llombart and María Ángeles Carmona. The regulations of the CGPJ establish that it is enough for the president to decide or five members to request it so that a plenary session must be convened within three days after the request. The will of the conservative members is that this meeting will be held next Monday, although the determination of the date corresponds to the president, also conservative Vicente Guilarte.
The PP’s obstruction of changing the governing body of judges allows the institution to continue functioning with a composition inherited from the last legislature of Mariano Rajoy, when the PP governed with an absolute majority: ten conservative members and six progressive members. This is a distribution that has been updated by the circumstances that have occurred in recent years – retirement, resignation, death … – but maintains a distribution of forces that has nothing to do with the parliamentary reality after the polls. .
In order to approve the aforementioned institutional declaration, it is necessary to vote in favor of nine members of the plenary session. Currently, it is subscribed by eight members, so everything depends on it being able to restore some additional support within the conservative bloc and even the minority progressive sector.