The Constitutional Court has completed the last process of its renewal —pending since last June—, making effective the progressive overturn of the court of guarantees. The plenary session of the government unanimously gave the placet on Thursday morning to the four jurists who will enter the Constitutional Court at the proposal of the Government and the General Council of the Judiciary.
"The four jurists proposed meet the requirements demanded by the Constitution", the Constitutional Court has communicated through a press release. These requirements, which they have verified, are basically that they be jurists of recognized "competence" with more than 15 years of experience. practice in the legal field.
Thus, the following will join the court of guarantees: the former Minister of Justice Juan Carlos Campo and the professor and former senior government official Laura Díez, proposed by the Executive; and judges César Tolosa and María Luisa Segoviano, elected by the General Council of the Judiciary.
According to Constitutional sources, next Saturday, December 31, the new magistrates will be sworn in in Zarzuela. They will take office on January 9 and the following day, January 10, the plenary session will be held for the election of the new president, who will be of progressive sensibility. Two candidates are emerging: the former State Attorney General, Cándido Conde-Pumpido, and magistrate María Luisa Balaguer.