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Pedro Sánchez issues an ultimatum to the Popular Party: "Either unblock the CGPJ or the Government will act"

The PNV squeezes Pedro Sánchez

Jesus Carames

June 12, 2024 | 10:38 a.m.

Firm warning from the President of the Government

The president of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has issued a forceful ultimatum to the Popular Party (PP): if they do not unlock the renewal of the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ) Before the end of June, the Government “will give an answer”. In an interview on La 1, Sánchez stressed that he will review the power of the CGPJ to appoint magistrates of the highest judicial instances, seeking to make the process “more objective and more transparent”.

Announcement of drastic measures for democratic quality

In Congress, Sánchez has announced the implementation of a “democratic quality package” before the end of July. After listing the social achievements of his Government, he promised to present in Congress a set of measures, not yet specified in detail. Among these measures, it is expected that a path for the renewal of the CGPJ, blocked by the PP for the last five years, will be included.

Feijóo presses, but Sánchez counterattacks

The leader of the PPP, Alberto Nunez Feijoo, has intensified pressure on Sánchez, demanding the calling of elections and arguing that the current Government "It does not give more of itself". Feijóo has criticized the president's management and has listed the setbacks suffered since Sunday. Sánchez, far from giving in, has reiterated that the elections will be held within three years and has accused Feijóo of promoting the creation of a new far-right group led by Alvise Pérez, through his polarization and extreme speech. Furthermore, she has called him “spokesperson for Clean Hands”.

Context of confrontation and blockades

The renewal of the CGPJ is a crucial issue in Spanish politics, and the prolonged blockade by the PP has exacerbated tensions between the main parties. The democratic quality package that Sánchez has promised is part of an effort to increase transparency and objectivity in the judicial system, a topic that has been the focus of debate and controversy.

The confrontation between Sánchez and Feijóo is not only a political dispute, but a battle for control and direction of the Spanish judicial system. Sánchez's firm statements and Feijóo's relentless demands reflect extreme polarization and an increasingly tense political climate. Sánchez's warning and Feijóo's rhetoric indicate that both sides are willing to take this fight to the ultimate consequences, with significant implications for Spain's political and judicial future.

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