Carlos Lesmes (Madrid, 1958) dreamed of being able to finish his term as head of the judicial section seeing the beginning of the trial at the supreme trial after a year of rowing to protect all the steps of magistrate Pablo Llarena. But the years of accumulated polemics have ended up exploiting the epilogue of his reign to the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), which expires on December 4th. In 2013, he was under the aegis of the then Minister of Justice, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, and with an explicit reform that gave him full powers within the highest body of judges. "The judges are controlled with a stick and a carrot," he said in an interview to The world a few weeks after arriving at the position. According to critics, for five years he opted for a "presidentialist" and "personalist" direction, in which he did not accept any kind of criticism.
Not in vain, in 2015, he placed himself at the head of the Supreme Court, which reversed the tax on the mortgage, his intimate friend, Luis María Díez-Picazo, against the criteria of the majority of the court associations. They accused him of wanting to "plunge into court decisions through appointment politics". After all, Díez-Picazo had the key in the room that examined the resources against the decrees of the Spanish government. But at Lesmes the blow ended up coming out of the ass. Díez-Picazo's interests, along with terrible management, placed the Supreme Court in one of its worst moments of discreditment across the state.
Against the process
Lesmes opened this judicial year with an openly political speech. The president of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, accused of embracing "advertising" and cried in no way the position of the various European states on euroordres. In the corridors of the Supreme he assured that his goal was to make the political prisoners sit in the bank of the defendants in which he had designed as a judgment expressed in exemplary sentences. The arrival of Pedro Sánchez was a bucket of cold water for his interests and in recent months Lesmes became the voice of the PP where Mariano Rajoy could no longer arrive, as in the defense of Llarena in Belgium.
Son of a family of extremely religious extremist origin, he was procurator of the Constitutional Court between 1992 and 1993 and did not obtain the position of magistrate in the Supremo until 2010, after years tied in one way or in the other to governments of the PP . During the mandates of José María Aznar he was general manager of the Board of Directors and of the Administrations de Justicia luego, and participated in menos 16 cursos organizados for the FAES between 2003 and 2010. El salto al Suprem el Ha fatto five years as president of the administrative hearing of the National Court.
Now farewell to the back door, with the PP and the PSOE negotiating against the clock and having to preside over the Supreme Court and the CGPJ. What is clear to both parties is that no one else can accumulate the power that has accumulated the kingdom of Lesmes.