Santiago Abascal, leader of Vox, has announced this morning that he is going to present a motion of no confidence, his party’s second in this legislature, to stop the “assault on the judiciary” that he believes Pedro Sánchez is executing, whom he accuses of “to be preparing a self-coup scenario like that of Pedro Castillo in Peru.” This is what, in his interpretation, the Government’s proposal to eliminate the need for the support of three fifths of the members of the General Council of the Judiciary to elect the two members of the Constitutional Court that corresponds to them implies. The ultra leader, in a message on Twitter that he presents as an “institutional declaration”, stresses that he has already begun talks with other formations to look for “a neutral candidate, with government experience, who is not a member of any political party and who is committed to call immediate elections. Abascal describes Spain as “a wounded homeland” threatened by “the communist social drift” of an Executive that “directly threatens the rights and freedoms of all Spaniards.” In addition, he calls on the PP to follow in his footsteps because, as he assures in an emergency tone, “it is the duty of all the opposition” to present the motion of censure and “all the deputies of Congress must take their portraits.” Despite the fact that the numbers do not give the case that the parliamentary majority that supports the Government is maintained, Abascal affirms that it is an obligation to promote it “whatever the result.”
Abascal’s message, of 3.16 minutes and in which he appears without a tie and flanked by a Spanish flag, is motivated by the “assault on the judiciary” that he believes represents the legal modification to appoint two magistrates of the Constitutional Court . The situation in Spain that he draws is apocalyptic: an “extremist” government with a “communist social drift” intends to give a “blow to the Constitution” with an “assault on the Judiciary” that “liquidates the last vestiges of the separation of powers” , and “directly threatens the rights and freedoms of all Spaniards.” For this reason, Spain is going through “a particularly serious moment”, where Sánchez is preparing “a scenario in which he could carry out the self-coup that Pedro Castillo has carried out in Peru and there would be no legal capacity to arrest him or judge him because the crimes have been repealed”.
The amendment presented today by the Government in this sense eliminates the obligation of three fifths for the CGPJ to elect the two members of the Constitutional Court and establishes a new system by which the two magistrates who get the most votes will be appointed. According to this amendment, the members or the president of the Council who, after the approval of the reform, persist in the blockade, could be charged with the crimes of disobedience or omission. The text also indicates that the Organic Law of the Constitutional Court will be modified to eliminate the obligation of the simultaneous election of the two candidates for the Executive and the two for the Judiciary.
Leader voxer, who failed in the motion of censure that he also presented in October 2020, He seems to indicate in his message that, although his party will take the initiative of the motion of no confidence, he will not appear, since he does not meet any of the requirements that he himself has imposed: a neutral candidate, with government experience, who does not militate in any political party and commit to calling immediate elections.
Spain is suffering from “an extremist government that intends to perpetuate itself in power by sweeping away any moral or legal impediment”, it warns, claiming that “it is time for unity” and that the Spanish people, “as in their best moments”, unite “against who want to steal your present, your past and your future”. “With the force of the polls we must form a government that rebuilds democracy and the wounded homeland and returns to the Spanish the freedom taken from them. At Vox we will not rest until we achieve it, ”he insists.
The leader of Ciudadanos, Inés Arrimadas, has accused Pedro Sánchez of carrying out a “self-coup” and of being “a dictator’s apprentice” with the reform that he has proposed to modify the Constitutional election system, and has appealed to the PP and Vox to promote a motion of no confidence against the president. But, despite using almost the same arguments as Vox, Arrimadas has not given her support for this motion of censure, because she believes that the one who has to formalize it is Feijóo.