“It’s not in my plans to have a government crisis.” The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has responded emphatically to information published in recent hours that indicates that the Secretary General of the PSOE also plans to send several members of the executive to participate in the municipal elections next May.
Asked by journalists during his tenth visit to the island of La Palma, the chief executive described what was published as “drunkenness” and assured that he is “proud” of the work of his cabinet , that it is “stable”. and will last until the end of the legislature.
According to what ‘El Español’ published, Sánchez would like to send the Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, back to local politics, leading the candidacy for the city council of Las Palmas, while the heads of sciences and transports, Diana Morant and Raquel Sánchez, could lead the socialist bases in Valencia and Barcelona, respectively.
The government crisis has been talked about in political gossip since the poor socialist results in Andalusia, where the Popular Party obtained a historic absolute majority, although it was silenced after the modification of the PSOE executive carried out last July .
However, Sánchez insisted that “news that I haven’t even thought of” is in the media with the aim of conveying to public opinion the image that “this is not a stable government”.
Confirms that there has been an agreement with the PP for the CGPJ
On the other hand, the President also confirmed the information put forward by El País, according to which the PSOE -through Minister Félix Bolaños- and the PP, still led by Pablo Casado, would have signed in October 2021 the modification of the law of the Judiciary to be able to renew the Constitutional Court. An extreme that, until now, had been denied by the new management chaired by Alberto Núñez Feijóo. “I confirm that there has been an agreement with the leadership of the PP to renew the CGPJ and I ask that it respects what has been signed. Not only with what has been signed, that it respects the law and the Constitution,” he said.
Sánchez was very tough with the popular, whom he called on to respect the law and the Constitution and to put aside obstructionism. “The General Council of the Judiciary has been blocked for 1,351 days,” said the president, who called for “responsibility and constitutional loyalty”. “This obstructionist and blocking attitude of saying no to everything and no to the renewal of the government of one of the main powers… It is unprecedented in Europe and in the democratic history of our country.”