The State Attorney General, Dolores Delgado, has resigned from her position as head of the Public Prosecutor’s Office for health reasons, according to fiscal and government sources reported to EL MUNDO.

He will be replaced by his right-hand man, Álvaro García Ortiz, courtroom prosecutor and head of the Technical Secretariat of the State Attorney General’s Office, who will be appointed the new attorney general by the Council of Ministers, although he must first obtain the approval of the General Council of the Judiciary ( CGPJ).

Delgado has decided to leave office when she is weakened by her management at the head of the prosecutor’s career, after having starred in successive scandals at the head of the institution. The main one of them, its policy of appointments where, on many occasions, far from depriving the merit and the capacity of the applicants, it rewarded the ideological affinity and their affiliation to what was her association, the Progressive Union of Prosecutors (UPF ).

In two and a half years of mandate, he has achieved that UPF has a quota of representation in the Board of Prosecutors of the Chamber -considered the Generalate of the Prosecutor’s Office- never before achieved.

In a press release, the Attorney General’s Office explains that Delgado has sent a letter to the Minister of Justice, Pilar Llop, “expressing his willingness to withdraw from his responsibilities as State Attorney General for health reasons, for his transfer to the Government for the purposes of article 31.3 of the Organic Statute of the Public Prosecutor”.

On April 20, Delgado underwent an emergency operation on his spine and his recovery has not been easy. Ahead, there are more visits to the operating room and that has caused the attorney general to have decided to step aside and leave the witness to his most trusted man, Álvaro García, who de facto carried the weight of the management of the Prosecutor’s Office General.

The truth is that the mere appointment of Delgado, coming directly from the office of the Ministry of Justice to the headquarters of the Attorney General’s Office, already stirred up the members of the Prosecuting Career who perceived the appointment as an attempt by the Government to control the Public Ministry.

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