The acting president of the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), Vicente Guilarte, called next Monday at seven in the afternoon the extraordinary plenary session requested by the eight conservative members to try to get the governing body of the judge to approve an institutional declaration against the amnesty law.
The call came a few hours after the eight councilors formally requested to hold an extraordinary session, which the president was obliged to call when more than five members of the institution supported it.
The institutional declaration of the amnesty law in which they sought the Plenary to give its approval included their “grave concern and sadness” at the supposed approval of the measure of grace, in which, according to them, they criticized the ” marketing” of the State. on the right. For this group of members, the “procés” amnesty represents the “impairment”, if not “elimination, of the rule of law in Spain, which from the moment it is adopted becomes a formal proclamation that inevitably has consequences. harmful to the real interests of Spain”.
These eight councilors – Carmen Llombart, José Antonio Ballestero, Gerardo Martínez-Tristán, Juan Manuel Fernández, Juan Martínez Moya, José María Macías, Nuria Abad and Ángeles Carmona – continued that in this way “the violation is not only the Constitution in which we Spaniards give ourselves as a framework for coexistence, but also the commitments assumed by Spain” in the Treaty of the European Union, which obligates our country to respect “the principles of the rule of law and judicial freedom.
For these members, Pedro Sánchez confused his interests with the “interests of Spain”, because he only intended to “avoid the hypothetical formation of governments of parties with an ideology different from his own .” According to them, approving the amnesty law means making sentences “of a dead letter”, something that is “flatly incompatible with the principle of the rule of law.”