The president of the Supreme will resign this Monday

The president of the Supreme Court and the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), Carlos Lesmes, will formalize his resignation tomorrow, Monday, as reported this Sunday by the governing body of the judges.

In a statement, the CGPJ explains that today the term announced to the members of the Council has ended "without the Government and the opposition having reached an agreement for the renewal of the governing body of the judges or for the return of their powers", so that he has decided to cease immediately in the functions that correspond to him legally, as he has indicated in a statement.

Lesmes will formulate this Monday his resignation from the position under the provisions of article 588.2 of the Organic Law of the Judiciary, which will be effective once the corresponding royal decree is published in the Official State Gazette (BOE).

In his statement, Lesmes assures that after the call to the Government and the PP to put a definitive solution to the "unsustainable" situation of the Supreme Court and the CGPJ and the exhortations in the same sense made by the Commissioner of Justice of the European Union, Didier Reynders, «the contacts developed in recent days, of which I have been informed, have not given any positive result».

“With all hope of rectification lost and in the face of the patent deterioration of the Supreme Court and the General Council of the Judiciary, which I cannot avoid, my presence at the head of these institutions is no longer useful and would also be contrary to my own professional conscience,” he asserts. the president of the Supreme and the CGPJ.

For this reason, he adds, “my resignation as president is imposed, since maintaining myself in this responsibility from now on can only serve to become an accomplice in a situation that I abhor and that is unacceptable,” he pointed out in his statement.

Lesmes will immediately request to return to active service in the Judicial Career and will join his destiny in the Third Chamber of the Supreme Court, which already has 9 vacancies and thus, before the next retirement of one of its magistrates, he will be able to maintain, at least for a time, the essential minimum of members to constitute their prosecution sections.

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