PNV, ERC and Más País have expressed their doubts on Wednesday about the proposal to reform the Organic Law of the Judicial Power that the parliamentary groups of PSOE and United We Can registered yesterday. The support of the investiture bloc would guarantee its approval, but without the partners the legislative reform would decline.
In a press release, the PNV does not consider the reform necessary of the majority system to renew the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ). PSOE and Unidas Podemos want to introduce a clause so that if in the first vote to appoint the members (12 of 20) a qualified majority is not reached, a second vote is made in which only an absolute majority is needed to be able to unblock the situation.
Basque nationalists insist that “dialogue” is the solution to reach a renewal agreement. “We appeal again to good sense and sanity so that the dialogue between parties can be redirected,” they explain. But they clarify that the reform “could promptly be a way to end obstructionism”. The Government also intends to limit the functions of the CGPJ in the event of an expired mandate. And the PNV does claim to agree with this point.
For his part, the leader of Más País, Íñigo Errejón, has asked for “alternatives” and expressed concern about the legislative changes that the co-ruling parties want to promote. “Two mistakes do not make a success”Errejón has expressed, according to Efe, in Congress. Although he has also criticized that “the PP does not have the least democratic legitimacy to continue kidnapping the CGPJ ».
The leader of More Country says he is “convinced” that there are “alternatives” to the reform proposed by PSOE and United We Can and that they will “study” them before supporting the initiative presented yesterday. “Be careful that the remedy is no worse than the disease,” he wrote yesterday on his Twitter. “You have to govern thinking that you are passing through,” he added.
Warning along the lines of that used by the ERC parliamentary spokesperson, Gabriel Ruffian, to show their discrepancies with the reform proposal. «They are scary according to what reforms in front of a future extreme right government or from the extreme right of the PP, Vox and Ciudadanos if they have this power, “he warned.
The Government wants to prevent the Popular Party from keeping the renewal of the governing body of the judges “blocked” and accusing them of “unconstitutionality” and “kidnapping.” The formula, that of a bill, and not a government bill, speeds up time and would allow the rule to take effect in two or three months.