The Official Bulletin of State (BOE) publishes this Wednesday, the cessation of María José Segarra as State attorney general after the first Council of Ministers of the coalition Government between PSOE and United we Can approve this Tuesday the appointment of Dolores Delgado for that office. The Government of Pedro Sanchez, appointed attorney-general to Segarra, age 56, in June 2018, shortly after passing the motion of censure against prime minister, Mariano Rajoy.
In the year and a half has been at the forefront of the State Attorney General's office, Segarra has had to take important positions in the judgment of the procés. The public ministry accused the pro-independence leaders of the rebellion, while the State attorney reduced the charge to sedition. Finally, the judgment of the Supreme Court of the 15th of October, he gave the reason to the Law of the State, which depends on the Government, when he condemned the political secessionist just nine to 13 years for crimes of sedition and malfeasance.
Segarra was born in Madrid in 1963, and entered the career prosecutor on 14 September 1987 and had its first destination in Barcelona. Since 2004 and until he was appointed attorney general he was chief prosecutor of Seville. Of progressive ideas, like Pains, Slim, belongs to the Progressive Union of Prosecutors. Segarra has always maintained a low profile, recently given out in the media.
The Government announced this Monday that it Thin, until then minister of Justice, would be the replacement of Segarra to the front of the office of the Prosecutor. The General Council of the Judiciary, will be full this Thursday, the suitability of Dolores Delgado as the new attorney general of the State. The Council will comply with the constitutional provision of giving his opinion —not binding— on the proposed candidate.
The appointment of Slim immediately brought criticism from the opposition and several prosecutors. There is only one precedent of a minister, which passes directly to the office of the Prosecutor-General, Javier Moscoso in 1986, under the Government of Felipe González. Delgado came to the Government as an independent —judges and prosecutors are banned by law from joining matches, but in the last few months has consolidated its political characteristics with harsh confrontations with the opposition and has campaigned in favor of the PSOE, in addition to being elected in the lists socialist to Congress. The PP has used its designation, by failing, in his view, article 59 of the statute of the prosecutor, which provides that there may be members of the Prosecutor who belong to political parties or trade unions and which will also not be able to take part in the elections legislative, regional or local more than to cast their personal vote.Updated Date: 15 January 2020, 12:00