The Fiscal Council votes if Delgado is promoted to the highest category

The Fiscal Council will vote in its plenary session this Thursday to propose the candidates to fill the 14 vacancies convened on September 1, among whom is the former State Attorney General Dolores Delgado, who aspires to the position of Chief Prosecutor of the Chamber of the Robed Prosecutor’s Office of the Supreme Court (TS), which would mean his promotion to the highest category of the prosecutor’s career.

Delgado, who resigned on July 20 citing health reasons after the spinal operation he underwent in April, has a position in the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the National Court (AN), but this position in the Military Chamber of the Supreme Court would allow him continue to climb the ranks of the Public Ministry.

The PSOE tried to guarantee this promotion through an amendment included in the Bankruptcy Law that would have meant that Delgado and his successors at the head of the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) were promoted to courtroom prosecutor of the TS upon leaving office, but the party ended withdrawing it due to the controversy generated.

According to tax sources consulted by Europa Press, it is to be expected that Delgado will get the job. In this regard, they recall the unwritten rule that those who have served as State Attorney General be elevated to the highest category at the proposal of the Fiscal Council once they leave office.

However, Delgado competes with 19 other people, some with more seniority and others with a better resume for the position, and also faces a Fiscal Council dominated by the sector that is most critical of his management as State Attorney General.

The elections of last May 4 formed a critical majority, which includes the six members of the Fiscal Association (AF) and that of the Professional and Independent Association of Prosecutors (APIF); against the two from the Progressive Union of Prosecutors (UPF) –to which Delgado belonged–, the ex officio members –the TS prosecutor lieutenant and the chief inspector, María Ángeles Sánchez Conde and María Antonia Sanz, respectively– and the new attorney general, Álvaro García Ortiz.

On this occasion, the elective member of the APIF, Salvador Viada, will have to abstain in the vote on said position because his wife, the anti-corruption prosecutor María Teresa Gálvez, is also competing for it.

In addition to Gálvez, who is part of the ‘Púnica’ team of prosecutors, the Lieutenant Prosecutor of the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office, María Belén Suárez; the AN prosecutor Carlos Bautista; and the already prosecutors of the TS Manuel Campos, Pedro Campoy, Rafael Escobar, Álvaro Redondo, Álvaro José García, Francisco Javier Muñoz, Luis Fernando Rey, Antonio Pablo Rives, Isabel Rodríguez, Olga Sánchez, María Ángeles Montes and María Isabel de las Cuevas.


Another of the positions to be filled is that of head of Anti-Corruption. The current holder of it, Alejandro Luzón, seeks to revalidate and will compete for it with Suárez, who has also applied.

On the other hand, Luis María Uriarte, already in this special prosecution, and María Ángeles Roldán, from the Madrid Prosecutor’s Office, aspire to the position called in the Anti-Drug Prosecutor’s Office.

Miguel Ángel Carballo, for his part, is presenting himself to continue as Lieutenant Prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office of the National Court, although Marta Durantez, currently in the Technical Secretariat of the FGE, also competes.

The 14 vacant destinations are completed by the Fiscal Inspection of the FGE; the Superior Prosecutor’s Office of the Canary Islands and La Rioja; the Provincial Prosecutor’s Offices of Granada, Malaga and Huesca; and the Area Prosecutor’s Offices of Granollers, Sabadell, Ferrol and Móstoles.

It should be remembered that the task of the Fiscal Council is to report on the appointment proposals, so that the final decision will be in the hands of García Ortiz, who will be the one who sends the Government the list of chosen candidates so that the Council of Ministers proceeds with the appointment.


Apart from this string of appointments, the Fiscal Council will deal with other matters during this Plenary Session, which will begin at 9:00 am and will continue in the afternoon from 4:00 pm.

Thus, on its agenda is the preliminary draft of the organic law to modify the Penal Code in matters of animal abuse or the proposals for decorations of San Raimundo de Peñafort.

This is the second plenary session of this Fiscal Council, which was established with Delgado but held its first substantive session on September 14, already with García Ortiz as head of the Public Ministry.

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