He assures that he will consider the initiative of the Hay Derecho Foundation


The interim president of the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), Vicente Guilarte, assured this Wednesday that he does not rule out proposing a lottery to renew the governing body of the judges so that those elected have a “higher level of independence” and not They can say that a party has named them.

Guilarte has commented that this is a proposal raised by Elisa de la Nuez, of the Hay Derecho Foundation, which he will consider as a way out for the CGPJ, so that “politics does not continue to be the one that pulls” its “strings exclusively.” “in the renewal.

Hay Derecho’s initiative is based on the current system of electing members of the Council – 20 elected by the Congress and Senate from among judges and jurists of recognized competence – and proposes that a draw be held with a list of candidates.

“I haven’t thought about it very much, I will think about it a little,” added Guilarte regarding that possibility, although he then considered that “as of today” it is a formula that he will try to “offer to get out of this blockade” and ” situation we are in”. “And from there, let the future be built,” he added.

Thus, the interim president of the CGPJ, who spoke in this way in Valencia during the inauguration of the XXII Conference of presidents of Provincial Courts, has insisted on the possibility of attending a draw “with a temporary nature.” “With that we get rid of a big problem,” he added, while pointing out that in this way “neither one nor the other is right.”

“The 12 judicial members are appointed and from there, a new model is built,” as he said, “without the pressure that means that there is no Council, that we are not renewed, that we cannot appoint and without the leash” of be due to political parties.

“No party has named me, luck has named me,” he added, alluding to what “the elected members, who would have a greater level of independence,” might think.

“We all have to help with our initiatives so that this is resolved from a not political but a judicial perspective and that the Judiciary can now develop with full independence,” stated the president of the General Council of the Judiciary.