The president of the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), Carlos Lesmeshas denied this Monday “having an interest” in reaching the Constitutional Court and has angrily rejected having made maneuvers to reach the court of guarantees.
Lesmes’ statements came after the inauguration of the new state attorney general, Álvaro García, in the Supreme Court. The president of the CGPJ has been energetic in denying the controversy of recent days regarding the fact that he would be “maneuvering” in his own interest in the context of the election that the CGPJ must make of two magistrates for the Constitutional Court.
“As president of the CGPJ, at this juncture it would seem indecent for me to take advantage of the position to obtain that advantage. Whoever is saying something else is lying with interest. I have no intention of going to the TC in the current circumstances. And in the immediate future Of course, neither. And in three years, five, six, I don’t know. I’m not alive the same, “he told the press.
Asked about information published this Monday about the alleged condition that the Government would have put on him to support the appointments for the TC in which case “they will not support him to get a place in the Constitutional Court”, Lesmes has categorically denied it: ” I don’t know if someone from the Government has said that. If someone from the Government has said that, they have lied. In the Government they know perfectly well that I don’t want to be a candidate for the TC. They know perfectly well because I have made it clear to them.”
An angry Lesmes has been seen when he has insinuated, without naming the PP, that the sectors that are not interested in the non-renewal of the TC have launched a campaign against him with the aim of not proceeding before September 13 to the appointment of the candidates for the Constitutional that corresponds to the CGPJ.
Lesmes has also revealed in relation to the upcoming renewal of a third of Constitutional magistrates that “only one Supreme Court magistrate has told me no. The rest of the people I have contacted have told me they were interested.”