"Today is a great day for Spanish democracy, for its institutions and for the Constitution", celebrate government sources, after the surprise release of the renewal of the Constitutional Court (TC) agreed this afternoon, "unanimously", by the Council General of the Judiciary (CGPJ). "The Popular Party will never be able to impose its blockade against the normal functioning of democracy", they highlight in the Executive, which now returns to place all the focuses on the veto of Alberto Núñez Feijóo for the renewal of the governing body of the judges.
“Bingo!” stand out in the Moncloa, where satisfaction is maximum. “We have caught the PP out of place”, they warn in the PSOE. Pedro Sánchez sees his purpose of guaranteeing the renewal of the TC before the end of the year thus fulfilled, promoting the formation of a progressive majority in the body of constitutional guarantees that has pending to resolve numerous appeals from the right against many of the legislative initiatives of the Progressive coalition government, from the labor reform to the Euthanasia law. The Prime Minister himself has already warned: "The Constitution and democracy will prevail." And so it will be, according to sources from the Executive, after the agreement of the CGPJ.
"Democracy wins, the blockade of the PP loses", summarized in the Executive. "The only one that remains to comply with the Constitution and the renewal of the CGPJ is the PP, which is the only one that does not comply with the Constitution," they highlight in Moncloa. "Only the PP is missing to comply with the Constitution," they reiterate.
The Government thus values "very positively" the appointment of the two magistrates of the TC by the CGPJ. “It is what we expected for months and what the law required since September. Despite the delay and the blockade caused by the PP, today the CGPJ has complied with its obligations, the law and the Constitution”, they point out.
The two magistrates for the TC appointed are - "as has always happened with the appointments of the CGPJ", as they warn in the Executive - one with a conservative sensibility, César Tolosa, and another with a progressive sensibility, María Luisa Segoviano. Now, the TC will also have to validate the other two new Constitutional magistrates appointed by the Government: Professor Laura Díez and the magistrate and former minister Juan Carlos Campo. "With the departure of the magistrates whose mandate had expired, the TC will be made up of seven magistrates with a progressive sensibility and four magistrates with a conservative sensibility," they underline in the Executive.
"The Government wants the new TC to recover the prestige, objectivity and credibility damaged after the unusual decisions adopted in recent times," say Moncloa sources. And they warn that "the PP's blocking of these appointments, as well as the renewal of the CGPJ, is clear proof that the main opposition party has been breaking the Constitution and the law on a daily basis."
"The episodes experienced in recent days show that Feijóo and the PP have been capable of stressing democratic institutions to unsuspected limits, regardless of the prestige of the TC and its magistrates," they argue in the Executive. "Once the appointments have been made, the PP should reflect on whether it was necessary to push Congress, the Senate and the TC to the limit, damage the prestige of the TC and some of its magistrates to, finally, not prevent compliance with the Constitution and that the TC be renewed ”, they warn.
Now it only remains to be decided whether the PSOE and Unidas Podemos will continue with their purpose of registering the bill in Congress, with the support of all the groups of the investiture block, to avoid future situations of blockade in the renewal of the TC . Although, in any case, he is no longer in a hurry.