Madrid, September 21 (EFE).- The President of the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), Carlos Lesmes, transferred the interlocutors who negotiate the appointments to renew the Constitutional Court (TC) which plans to set October 3 as the deadline for an agreement, given the blockade of the conservative sector, still without candidates.

Sources close to the negotiations have informed Efe that Lesmes has approached them to say that if they do not reach an agreement before the ordinary plenary session on the 29th, he plans to convene an extraordinary plenary session on October 3. to force a deal.

This step comes after the second meeting, held on Wednesday, again ended without an agreement, without the Conservatives putting names on the table and without setting a date for a next meeting.

An issue that has further aggravated the talks to the point that the progressives have warned that they are not responsible for the delays in the negotiations, since their desire is “to reach said agreement as soon as possible” and “always before the plenary session convened for 29 September”.

Given this situation, the sources assure that Lesmes has approached some MPs to inform them that he plans to call a plenary session on the 3rd to promote an agreement, although the Tories clarify that there can be no meet that day if there has not been a prior agreement, that is, no one can impose a limit on them.

In this sense, the sources consulted understand this strategy of Lesmes as a form of pressure on the conservative sector, which blocks the appointment of the two corresponding magistrates on the grounds that they have no candidates who want to run.

But it turns out that there are at least three Supreme Court judges considered conservative who would have allowed Lesmes to use his name in search of a consensus candidacy, who are, as Efe learned, Diego Córdoba , Antonio Sempere and Rafael Fernandez. Valverde, who retired from the Supreme Court months ago and left this same Council, of which he was a member at the proposal of the PP

With this panorama, the visit to Spain of the Commissioner for Justice of the EC, Didier Reynders, seems key for the future of the negotiations, not only of the TC but even more so of the CGPJ itself.

On the 29th, during the plenary session of the Council, he will meet the Minister of the Presidency, Félix Bolaños, the Minister of Justice, Pilar Llop, as well as the Popular Party. Already on Friday 30 he will hold a meeting with Carlos Lesmes.

Reynders’ trip is not intended to be a testimony, quite the contrary, since this Tuesday he confirmed that he will approach the Council blockade with the intention “to enter into a dialogue, not only asking for discussions , but contacts”, that is to say, to mediate between the parties to resume negotiations for the renewal.

No one overlooks the importance of this visit and the parties involved speak of a “key week”, so if there is no agreement, Lesmes considers the option of raising this date from October 3 as an ultimatum to force an agreement or else you can resign.

In fact, the sources assure Efe that without an agreement, he cannot appear before the king on October 12, Hispanic day, after the ordeal launched in his opening speech of the judicial year in the presence of Felipe VI.

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