The appointment of the former Socialist Justice Minister Juan Carlos Campo to occupy one of the positions that must be renewed in the Constitutional Court by the Government has not only put the opposition on a war footing, which sees this appointment as an attempt by the Executive to control the High Court, but has also angered the junior partner of the Government, Unidas Podemos, who has branded it an "act of cynicism" in the face of the veto that was imposed at the time on Judge Victoria Rosell that they proposed as a member of the General Council of the Judiciary.
This dissent is in addition to those maintained by the two partners of the coalition for the Trans law, promoted by Equality (Irene Montero) and amended by the PSOE, the Family Law, led by Derechos Sociales (Ione Belarra) that had to go this Tuesday to the Council of Ministers and the Socialists have stopped it, or the change proposed yesterday by the Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, José Luis Escrivá, to extend the period for calculating pensions from 25 to 28 years. Also the few advances in the Housing law and in the reform of the Gag law.
The president of the United Podemos parliamentary group in Congress, Jaume Asens, acknowledged at a press conference that his group learned last night of the appointment of Campo and Laura Díez to the TC and that the decision is not the result of the pact. "We would have liked to be able to discuss the names and their suitability and it has not been possible", lamented Asens, who despite considering that the appointment is "a necessary step", has branded "an act of cynicism that Rosell should be vetoed to go to a political body, which is not jurisdictional, such as the CGPJ, and a revolving door is used to bring a former socialist minister to a court, which is not just any court but the Constitutional Court, where independence is a constitutional value, a political value."
"It seems inconsistent to us that Rosell is being vetoed by a body that is not judicial, but rather an organization of judicial policy, and that does not issue sentences and for the TC this is raised. It is a contradiction in the position of the PP and the PSOE Asens added.
An argument that the spokesman for the United We Can group, Pablo Echenique, has abounded shortly after. "I think it is good that the Government names the magistrates that it has to designate, it is positive that the Government does its part", the leader of Podemos admitted, adding that "seeing the people elected shows that the veto of Victoria de Rosell It is an ad hoc veto for the simple fact of being a person who had stood for the elections on the United Podemos lists without even being affiliated with the party."
"The arguments that had been put on the table to veto Rosell are false and it is nothing more than confirmation of the political hunt that the PP had carried out against her in collaboration with a judge who is now in jail," Echenique added. , who has reiterated that his group found out about the appointments late yesterday night.
On the other hand, Echenique has also referred to the other open fronts within the Coalition Executive and has indicated that his group perceives "worrying signs" that the PSOE is "carrying out a series of blockades of social progress laws", such as the Family Law and the Trans Law.
"We do not want to think that he is making some electoral calculation, but the worrying signs are accumulating," the purple leader has indicated to ensure that he does not know why the PSOE warned last night that the Family Law would not be approved today and describe it as "difficult to explain” that the PSOE says that the Trans Law lacks legal certainty when, having approved it by the Government, it also “bears its signature”.
Previously, in an interview on Onda Cero, the institutional deputy general secretary of the PP, Esteban González Pons, considered that Campo and Díez "are not suitable" to be part of the TC because he considers them "government envoys" to "colonize" it.
González Pons, who unsuccessfully negotiated with the Minister of the Presidency, Félix Bolaños, the renewal of the CGPJ and the TC, has indicated in an interview on Onda Cero. It seems to the leader of the PP that they are "two members of the Government entering to fulfill a mission in the Constitutional Court, which is to safeguard the legislation of the Government itself", although Campo left the position of minister a year and a half ago.
For this reason, Pons believes that the European Union "is going to react" and has warned that if they are appointed "both will have to abstain" in the deliberations of the TC that concern the decisions of the Government. Pons has said that the Government sends the Constitutionalist to Campo to be a "sheriff", which, in his opinion, goes against the separation of powers, because, he has also said, it sends him "as an explorer to colonize". the court, "making entryism in another power of the State".