Spain's outgoing justice minister set to become top prosecutor
Dolores Delgado put forward for position by newly elected president Pedro Sánchez, amid criticism over lack of 'separation of powers'
Spain's outgoing justice minister, Dolores Delgado, looks very likely to become the country's general prosecutor.
The official was part of Pedro Sánchez's last Socialist government and has now been put forward for a potentially key role in the Catalan conflict – it was Spain's top prosecutor in 2017, José Manuel Maza, who filed criminal charges of rebellion against 20 Catalan officials in the wake of the independence referendum.
In his speech during the parliamentary debate to pick him as Spanish president on January 4, Sánchez pledged to "leave judicialization behind" when dealing with the Catalan issue and to launch a "bilateral negotiation table" between the Spanish and Catalan governments.