Carmen Calvo, appointed new president of the Council of State


Carmen Calvo It will be the new president of the Council of State. As laSexta has been able to confirm, the until now PSOE deputy has abandoned her minutes in Congress to hold her new position.

On November 30, the Supreme Court annulled the appointment of the former minister Magdalena Valerio considering that he did not meet the legal requirement of “jurist of recognized prestige” necessary to hold the position.

The appointment of Carmen Calvo will be made official this Tuesday during the celebration of the Council of Ministers. Meanwhile, Calvo has abandoned her record in Congress as it is incompatible with her new position. The former vice president of the Government is PhD in Constitutional Law by the University of Córdoba.

Carmen Calvo, a native of Cabra (Córdoba), has been a Congress representative in three different stages: for her native Córdoba between 2004 and 2011, then for Madrid with Pedro Sánchez between 2019 and 2023, and renewing her seat for Granada in the last elections.

His career begins in the Junta de Andalucía as Culture advisor in the Government of Manuel Chaves for eight years. In 2004, he is Minister of Culture during the Government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. In 2018, she is appointed vice president of the first Government of Pedro Sánchez, repeating in the coalition with Unidas Podemos.

In the case of the decision made with Magdalena Valerio, the Supreme Court considered that I only met one of the two requirements established by law to preside over the Council of State, which means having experience in state affairs, but not being a “jurist of recognized prestige.”

“The literal tenor of the sixth article it’s crystal clear. There are two conditions that must be met by whoever assumes the presidency of this body. There is no exception, no nuance, nor preference of one over the other.. And the reason for both is different but concurrent: to ensure that whoever heads the Council of State meets the double qualification that the legislator wants. That is, legal prestige and expert knowledge of State affairs,” they say.

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