Two statements by Alberto Núñez Feijóo, yesterday in Porto do Son, about his ignorance of the secret agreement between Teodoro García Egea and Félix Bolaños, in the negotiation of the renewal of the General Council of the Judiciary, have caused tension between the current leadership and the previous one , about the transfer of powers that occurred once the Galician politician replaced Casado.
At a press conference, Feijóo assured that he was unaware of the document until his deputy secretary for Institutional Policy, Esteban González Pons, told him about it, who knew it when the Minister of the Presidency, Félix Bolaños, showed it to him, since Teodoro García Egea did not had talked about it, and that this document was not reported to the current management committee, but neither was the previous one.
A member of the previous leadership, Pablo Montesinos, who was in a gathering on La Sexta at the time Feijóo made those statements, stated that "I know that there was communication between the previous leadership of the party, between the general secretary , our head of Justice and the new heads of the matter".
An affirmation that led many to consider it a denial of Feijóo, something that the current leadership of the PP attributes to a maneuver by Félix Bolaños to question the president of the PP. Sources from the previous management admitted, in a conversation with La Vanguardia, that the matter was not discussed in any management committee, because "it was a discreet negotiation" that very few people knew: Casado, García Egea, and few others.
But the same sources emphasize that the indication given for the transfer of powers was that there be no concealment, that all the information be provided, and that the transfer be "exemplary." For this reason, the sources consulted consider that in the meetings, two, held by the Deputy Secretary of Institutional Policy, Esteban González Pons, and the General Secretary of the PP, Teodoro García Egea, they had to report on that agreement. "I find it very difficult to believe that he was not reported," say sources from Casado's management.
The protagonist of those meetings, Teodoro García Egea, preferred yesterday, in contact with La Vanguardia, not to enter into a discussion of whether or not the document was known, or whether or not it was given to the new address. Sources close to Esteban González Pons, meanwhile, remain in his position and assure that in the meetings with the former general secretary of the PP he was not informed of the existence of that agreement, nor was he given any paper.
A role, these sources underline, to which the PP continues to give no relevance, because when the Minister of the Presidency, Félix Bolaños, showed it to him at the first meeting they had, on April 27, a few days after the Congress that appointed President to Feijóo, it was already clear to the Government that the new popular leadership did not consider itself bound by that document and that it rejected the existence of any agreement that was secret, which is what it has maintained until now.
Both from the previous leadership of the PP, and from the current one, the sources consulted assure that they do not want this matter to involve a confrontation between Feijóo and Casado, or between their collaborators, because at all times the relationship has been cordial, and they do not want this change.