The State Attorney General,


Álvaro García Ortiz proposes his predecessor to occupy the position of prosecutor of the Robed Chamber of the Supreme Court

The State Attorney General, Álvaro García Ortiz, together with his predecessor Dolores Delgado.WORLD

The new Attorney General of the State, Álvaro García Ortiz, has proposed to the Government that his predecessor in office, Dolores Delgado, be promoted to the highest category of the career. According to tax sources, García Ortiz supported this Thursday the appointment of the former Minister of Justice with Pedro Sánchez for the position of prosecutor of the Robed Chamber -military- of the Supreme Court.

At the meeting of the Fiscal Council, the six members of the Association of Prosecutors, who have supported the prosecutor Luis Rueda, have voted against Delgado’s promotion. The two elected to represent the Progressive Union of Prosecutors (UPF), their former association, have done so in favor. The member of the Professional and Independent Association of Prosecutors, Salvador Viada, abstained when his wife attended the same plaza. To the two favorable votes of UPF were added the two corresponding to the ex officio members of the Council (Lieutenant Prosecutor of the Supreme Court and Chief Inspector Prosecutor).

In this way, Delgado will be promoted two months after having resigned as head of the Public Ministry for health reasons. Without that promotion, her position would have returned to being that of prosecutor of the National High Court, since the Government had to abandon its plans for her to be promoted automatically when leaving the Attorney General’s Office. Podemos did not support the legal reform that should make this possible.

Last April, the former minister underwent an emergency back operation from which she had trouble recovering. That, together with the great wear and tear suffered by her management at the head of the Prosecutor’s Office, made her decide to step down from her position. She gave the baton to her most trusted man, Álvaro García Ortiz, whom Delgado had promoted to the highest category. Now it is he who promotes her predecessor as a court prosecutor.

Both García Ortiz and Delgado belong to the Progressive Union of Prosecutors, which greatly benefited from the appointments made during Delgado’s time. And for now also in that of García Ortiz, and not only because of the rise of his predecessor. The attorney general has gone against the majority of the Council to replace who until now was number two in the National Court, the lieutenant prosecutor Miguel ngel Carballo. Instead of the usual ratification in the post for a second term, García Ortiz has proposed the prosecutor Marta Durntez.

This is a person of the utmost confidence of the attorney general with whom he coincided for years in Galicia and with whom he shares UPF membership. Carballo obtained seven supports compared to the four of Durntez, but the opinion of the Council does not bind the attorney general. The seven members of the majority Association of Prosecutors highlighted the good work of Carballo and the enormous difference in curriculum between the two candidates. Durntez has no experience in the Hearing – he is a specialist in occupational accidents -, where Carballo has been 17 years, the last five of number two.

In the Fiscal Council it was also agreed to renew the post for another five years to the chief prosecutor of Anticorruption, Alejandro Luzn. In addition to the support of the attorney general, he has had 10 of the 11 votes.


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J. A. Allen

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