This Wednesday, King Felipe VI presides over the opening of the judicial year at the Supreme Court. The event will also be attended by the President of the General Council of the Judiciary, Carlos Lesmes, and the Supreme Prosecutor, Ángeles Sánchez Conde, who will replace the new State Attorney General, Álvaro García Ortiz, who has tested positive for COVID. The CGPJ is almost four years into its mandate, and this year’s opening is also marked by negotiations to agree on the names of the two magistrates the council is to appoint to the Constitutional Court.
As expected, the speech of Lesmes, characterized by the “unsustainable” situation of the judiciary and the call for an agreement between the political forces, is characterized by both the blockade and the negotiations.
Outside the court, on this day the First Vice President and Minister of Economy, Nadia Calvino, appears in Congress, appearing before the Congressional Commission to analyze the economic and financial situation.
Source: El Diario