Government and PP agree to renew the constitutional bodies except the CGPJ

The government and the PP have reached an agreement that will allow the renewal of the constitutional Court, the Court of Accounts, the Ombudsman and the Agency of protection of data, as reported by both parties. The renewal of these bodies will take place in a plenary session in Congress and the Senate that is scheduled for the week of October 25.

The pact comes just 24 hours after the PP leader, Pablo Casado, in the control session of Congress, offered the Chief Executive, Pedro Sánchez, to renew the pending constitutional bodies, outside of the CGPJ, which has been the main stumbling block. of negotiations these months.

The Minister of the Presidency, Relations with the Courts and Democratic Memory, Félix Bolaños, and the Secretary General of the Popular Party, Teodoro García Egea, already held a first meeting in the afternoon on Wednesday and this Thursday both have reached an agreement that will allow them to renew the TC, the Court of Accounts, the Ombudsman and the Data Protection Agency.

The body that has been pending renewal the longest is the Ombudsman, a post that the socialist Francisco Fernández Marugán has held since July 2017. In the case of the TC, the mandate of a third of its members – the four that correspond elect Congress – concluded in November 2019.

For their part, the twelve counselors of the Court of Auditors ended their nine-year mandate in July and the case of the Data Protection Agency, since July 2019, is pending to renew the Presidency of this body and its deputy.

Government and PP sources have reported that the renewal of these bodies will take place in a plenary session that will foreseeably be held the week of October 25 in both Congress and the Senate.

In addition, the same sources have stressed that the people who will be part of these bodies in the new stage “will be of recognized prestige and consensus and will be announced in the coming days.”


From this agreement that Bolaño and García Egea have closed, the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), whose mandate has expired for almost three years and which has been the epicenter of negotiations between the Government and the PP in recent months, has been left out.

In recent weeks, PP and PSOE have blamed each other for being responsible for blocking the renewal of the CGPJ. This body has been about to be renewed a couple of times and the last time that negotiation was blown up after the Socialists put on the table the names of judges José Ricardo de Prada and Victoria Rosell, something that, according to the ‘ popular ‘, goes in the opposite direction to the depoliticization that is required.

PP sources already stressed this Wednesday to Europa Press that they are willing to negotiate the CGPJ as well as long as the Government accepts their conditions to advance in depoliticization, so that the law is reformed to change the election system and that “judges elect the judges ”.

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