“Seeking democratic coexistence is a constitutional mandate,” defended Minister Félix Bolaños when assuming the Justice portfolio this morning, which adds to that of the Presidency and Relations with the Cortes, before a legislature that is now starting to move after the investiture of Pedro Sánchez as President of the Government. And in which he will have to manage the processing, approval and subsequent application by the judges of the amnesty law for those accused of the process negotiated with Junts and Esquerra, as well as the dialogue and compliance with the agreements with these essential independence groups. for the course of the new mandate.
For these arduous tasks, Bolaños has committed his “absolute respect for the law, the Constitution and the rule of law.” “Dialogue is essential in a complex society like the one we have. Dialogue, talk to everyone and be able to reach agreements,” he defended.
“Everything I have to do I will do it with dialogue, but I will do it all,” he warned. “I will dialogue with whoever is necessary, for as long as necessary, to try to build bridges so that we can reach agreements that are beneficial for everyone,” she assured.
Bolaños has highlighted the constitutional mandate of “democratic coexistence.” “I assume the portfolio of Presidency, Justice and Relations with the Courts, in a legislature that will undoubtedly be marked by the search for democratic coexistence in our country,” he assured. “Especially in those territories where there was a more pronounced fracture,” he stressed, referring to Catalonia. “It is fulfilling a constitutional mandate to seek democratic coexistence, within the law, within the law and within the Constitution, of course,” he defended.
And, in this legislature, he has stated that “we have an opportunity to do so, we have an opportunity to guarantee, to strengthen coexistence, cohesion, and ties within our country.” “And we will pursue coexistence, of course, with respect for the rule of law, the separation of powers, the rule of law and the Constitution,” he insisted. “It is how we do things from the Government, how we have always done them for five years,” he stressed.
Bolaños has acknowledged, however, that in this new legislature “we will surely have intense debates.” "But let us know that we carry out these intense debates with strong institutions, with a strong social and democratic state of law, and with a responsible and serious Government, which always acts in accordance with the Constitution and the law," he stated, before the offensive deployed by the right against the amnesty law and the investiture agreements signed with Junts and ERC.
“Our democracy is better, because it is capable of integrating people who have different sensitivities and different ways of seeing our country and society,” he argued. “That is why I ask that we have a debate that seeks coexistence to achieve a better Spain. I ask for a debate where patriotism prevails, and not partisanship. Where moderation prevails, and not exaggeration. And where truths prevail, and not falsehoods,” he claimed, in the face of admonitions from the right.
Supported in the act of the transfer of the Justice portfolio by Pilar Llop by other colleagues of the new Council of Ministers, such as José Manuel Albares, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, Luis Planas and Óscar Puente, Bolaños has called for the urgent renewal of the Council General of the Judiciary (CGPJ), whose mandate has already expired for five years due to the blockade of which the Government accuses the Popular Party, previously with Pablo Casado and now with Alberto Núñez Feijóo.
“It is necessary to return normality to the General Council of the Judiciary,” he demanded. “Absolutely essential,” she stressed. Renewing the governing body of the judges, he has warned, “is not an option, it is an obligation, which derives from the mandate of the promise of the Constitution that we public servants make, both in the Congress of Deputies as we have been able to do today. the new ministers in Zarzuela,” he assured, after his inauguration this morning before Felipe VI.
“This constitutional mandate to renew the Council makes us all have an obligation, which is necessary for our institutions and for the proper functioning of the Judiciary, one of the three powers of the State,” he claimed, in a veiled allusion to the PP. “There is no possible equidistance between complying with the Constitution and not complying with it, there is no equidistance,” he insisted.
The already brand new Minister of Justice has assured that “five years later, we must renew the Council, and we must do so out of respect for the Constitution and the law, but above all out of respect for the citizens, the judiciary and the reputation.” international of our country.” And to “recover the prestige of the governing body of judges,” he has pointed out. Although he has not clarified how he intends to do it, without the participation of the PP.
Bolaños (Madrid, 1975) has thanked President Pedro Sánchez for his trust in making him, now, a super minister, by assuming the joint portfolios of the Presidency, Justice and Relations with the Cortes, an “unprecedented” department in the general administration of the State, according to has recognized, but very common in regional governments. “I will try to live up to it,” he promised.