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The Government follows with "concern" the information from the RTVE and PP Council, calling the situation "absolute instability"

The RTVE Council meets for more than nine hours: it approves the dismissal of Elena Sánchez and José Pablo López, and debates the Presidency.

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The Government follows with "concern" the information from the RTVE and PP Council, calling the situation "absolute instability"

The RTVE Council meets for more than nine hours: it approves the dismissal of Elena Sánchez and José Pablo López, and debates the Presidency

MADRID, 26 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) -

The Minister of Education, Vocational Training and Sports and Government Spokesperson, Pilar Alegría, acknowledged this Tuesday that they are aware and, furthermore, with "great concern" of the information and "leaks" that are coming out of the RTVE Board of Directors.

"At this time I know that they are still meeting and, therefore, until this meeting ends, we cannot analyze what happened in detail," he said at the press conference after the Council of Ministers.

Alegría added that what is "truly fundamental and important" is to preserve the independence of RTVE as the quality public service that it is. "But we have to wait for this Council to end and to be able to do a more detailed analysis of what happened," she insisted.

For his part, the PP spokesperson in Congress, Miguel Tellado, has pointed out that RTVE is the example that "where there is political interference by the Government, it is generated in all institutions." "It is evident that there is an attempt to control all public media by the Government of Spain and it has led to this situation of absolute instability," he said in the Lower House.

The Board of Directors of RTVE met this Tuesday in a meeting that lasted more than nine hours and in which it agreed to the dismissal of the until now interim president, Elena Sánchez, and its director of Contents of the Corporation public, José Pablo López. At the same meeting, the councilors debate the future Presidency of the governing body.

Both decisions were adopted in a meeting that began at 9:00 a.m. this Tuesday with the proposal for the dismissal of López by the interim president. The dismissal of the Content Director of the Public Corporation has gone ahead thanks to the support of the councilors proposed by the PP and the independent José Manuel Martín Medem. On the opposite side, the councilors proposed by the PSOE, the PNV and one from Podemos, Roberto Lakidain, have been placed.

As sources close to RTVE have confirmed to Europa Press, the interim president, Elena Sánchez, has been dismissed by the organization's Board of Directors, at the proposal of counselor Roberto Lakidain - appointed by Podemos -, upon obtaining the majority. enough.

In a meeting of a Board of Directors that has already lasted more than nine hours of discussion, its members debate whether to appoint a person in charge of RTVE to replace Elena Sánchez or a rotating solution.

The last few weeks have been marked by the debate generated by the signing of comedian and presenter David Broncano with a new program for the 'access prime time' slot. On March 11, the RTVE directors chose to postpone the vote on the hiring of Broncano in an extraordinary Board of Directors, due to doubts about the viability of a contract that would involve the payment of 42 million euros for three seasons plus VAT (14 million euros per year), from September 2024 to July 2027. The majority of the Board of Directors rejected the contract proposed by the Content Directorate led by José Pablo López.

The journalist Elena Sánchez Caballero was elected the new interim president of the RTVE Board of Directors in September 2022, replacing José Manuel Pérez Tornero, who announced his resignation because he understood that the conditions for governance of the entity or the circumstances for make your project viable.