Marlaska ceases to the secretary of State for Security and the director of the Civil Guard

the minister of The Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, has made this Tuesday a major refurbishment of the dome of his department, which would dispense its up t

Marlaska ceases to the secretary of State for Security and the director of the Civil Guard

the minister of The Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, has made this Tuesday a major refurbishment of the dome of his department, which would dispense its up to you now number two and the head of the Civil Guard. Sources Inside have confirmed that the minister has decided to dispense with the secretary of State for Security, Ana Botella, and the director general of the armed institute, Felix Azon. Also has ceased to the director of Communication department, Sea Hedo. Of time continue in their posts, Francisco Pardo, director general of the Police; Angel Luis Ortiz, secretary general of Penitentiary Institutions, and the secretary of the Interior, Isabel Goicoechea. The new number two of the Interior will be another judge, Rafael Perez, who was currently his chief of staff. To replace Azon, the minister deck the of a woman, the first to hold this position.

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When he arrived at the ministry, in June of 2018, Marlaska agreed on several of his appointments with the direction of the PSOE. The haste with which it was written that the Executive after the success of the motion of censure against Rajoy did that then he just chose to be a part of their team, while others were proposed from Ferraz. Between these last names was, precisely, the of Ana Botella, who went on to play the key position in the coordination between the National Police and the Guardia Civil. Member of the PSOE in the opposition, is considered next to the secretary of organization of the party and minister of Transport, José Luis Ábalos. According to sources in the department at the end you have counted the problems encountered in the implementation of the agreement of equalization salary of police and civil guards with the Mossos, or errors in the deployment of police officers to cope with the serious riots in Catalonia after learning of the judgment of the procés.

His release and that of two other senior positions are interpreted in large part by the claim of the minister to make, now yes, a team with more tailored. The replacement to the front of the Civil Guard of Felix Azon, magistrate and exvocal of the General Council of the Judiciary (as Marlaska), was the most predictable. He came to the position of the hand of Margarita Robles, with which coincided in the reign of the judges. Robles, as minister of Defense, also has shared responsibilities on the Civil Guard with the Interior. As indicated from days ago sources close to the minister, the output of Azon has been caused by their management, very answered from within the Institute itself armed, both by the associations of the Civil Guard as for the controls, which will recriminaban that the National Police had gained weight in the Interior to its coast.

Marlaska remains for now in his place another man of the PSOE, Francisco Pardo, who came to the General Directorate of the Police after having held positions of responsibility with your political mentor, José Bono, to both the Government of Castilla-La Mancha —where he was head of cabinet, regional minister of Presidency and president of the Courts until 2011— and in the Ministry of Defense, in which he held the Secretary of State between 2004 and 2007. Another charge that remains is that of Angel Luis Ortiz as the head of Prisons. Ortiz is a magistrate and former judge of surveillance penitenciaria that Marlaska joined in 2018 when he was the director of the juridical office of the then mayor of Madrid, Manuela Carmena.

Updated Date: 15 January 2020, 16:00

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