The black end of the Lesmes regime to the judiciary

Carlos Lesmes (Madrid, 1958) dreamed of completing his term with the head of the Legal Department and seeing the beginning of the Judgment Process for the Supreme Process after a rowdy to protect all steps of the magistrate Pablo Llarena. But the years of accrued controversies were ultimately exploited in the epilogue of his government to the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), which expires on 4 December. In 2013 he came under the umbrella of the then Minister of Justice, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, and with an explicit reform that gave him full powers within the highest body of the judges. "The judges are controlled with a stick and a root," he said in an interview with The world a few weeks after arrival at the position. According to the critics, he has opted for a presidentialist & # 39; and & # 39; personalistic & # 39; direction, in which he did not accept any form of criticism.

Not in vain did he put himself in the head of the Supreme Court in 2015, which reversed the mortgage tax, his intimate friend, Luis María Díez-Picazo, against the criteria of the majority of court associations. They accused him of "wanting to delve into the decisions of the courts through the appointment policy". Díez-Picazo finally had the key in the room that examined the means against the decrees of the Spanish government. But in Lesmes the shot has finally come to an end. The interests of Díez-Picazo, coupled with a terrible management, have brought the Supreme Court into disrepute by the state at one of the worst moments.

Against the process

Lesmes opened this judicial year with an open political discourse. The president of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, accused himself of the & # 39; publicity & # 39; to embrace and cry in no way about the position of the various European states on euro resorts. In the corridors of the Supreme he assured that his goal was to leave the political prisoners in the suspects' bank, in which he made an explicit judgment with exemplary sentences. The arrival of Pedro Sánchez was a bucket of cold water for his interests and in recent months Lesmes became the voice of the PP where Mariano Rajoy could no longer arrive, as in the defense of Llarena in Belgium.

Son of a family of extremely religious Extremadurian origin, was prosecutor of the Constitutional Court between 1992 and 1993 and until 2010 did not obtain the position of magistrate with the Supreme, after years in some way connected with governments of the PP. During the mandates of José María Aznar he was general manager of Objeción de Conciencia y de Relaciones con la Administracion de Justicia luego, y participó and al menos 16 cursos organizados por la FAES entre 2003 y 2010. El salto al Suprem el He has five years as chairman of the administrative courtroom of the national court.

Now say goodbye to the back door, where the PP and the PSOE negotiate against the clock that the Supreme Court and the CGPJ must preside. What is clear to both parties is that no one else can accumulate the power that the Lesmes regime has amassed.