The president of the CGPJ calls the plenary session on the amnesty for next Monday amid a strong internal division

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The Plenary of General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ) will meet next Monday at 7 p.m. to address the imminent amnesty law for the leaders of the process The meeting has been scheduled by the president Vicente Guilarte at the request of eight members of the conservative sector of the governing body of the judges.

Directors Carmen Llombart, José Antonio Ballestero, Francisco Gerardo Martínez-Tristán, Juan Manuel Fernández, Juan Martínez Moya, José María Macías, Nuria Díaz Abad y María Ángeles Carmona, all appointed at the proposal of the Popular Party, have requested that the Plenary be held to debate an institutional declaration where the amnesty is described as a measure with the effects of “degradation” for the country and “if not the abolition of the Rule of Law in Spain “.

The members emphasize that “it is not compatible with the principle of the rule of law proclaimed by article 1 of our Constitution, and not even with the principle of responsibility of public powers referred to in article 9.3, that political leaders are exempt from answering for their crimes before the courts, whatever the nature of their crimes, so that an aspiring President of the Government can obtain the personal and political benefit of preventing the government of other political forces or, expressed by its reverse, to to be able to remain in the Government”. “This means degrading and turning our rule of law into an object of marketing at the service of the personal interest that seeks to present itself, from the rejection of political pluralism, as the interest of Spain,” they maintain.

For their part, members of the Council’s progressive sector, in statements to Efe, have pointed out that it is “an unprecedented step” and an extremely serious initiative, “inappropriate” and “openly out of place” that “attacks the separation of powers”, by seeking to condition the constitutional activity of the Executive powers. and Legislative.

Another group of members, however, considers that it is not appropriate for the body to rule at this time on a proposed amnesty law that has not yet been registered and regarding which the Executive and Legislative Branches have not requested a report. to the Council.

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