The JxCat candidate for the Presidency of the Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont, will request judicial authorization to be able to attend the full investiture of the Parliament called for this Tuesday.
It was announced this Sunday by the JxCat deputy in the Chamber Josep Rull in an interview with Catalunya Ràdio collected by Europa Press, in which he assured that Puigdemont will request this authorization in the next few hours, as requested by the Constitutional Court (TC). The deputy has considered that the approach of the TC is “unheard of, with improper precautionary measures” of the high court. He has also ensured that “the plenary session continues in force” and has described the decision of the TC as a “slap with a flat hand in the face of Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría.”
Decision of the Constitutional Court
The Constitutional Court (TC) has unanimously prevented any investiture session of Carles Puigdemont as president of the Generalitat other than in person, for which it prohibits the debate and voting from being held by telematic means or by substitution by another parliamentarian .
Is about a precautionary measure agreed in response to the appeal filed by the Government of Spain and which is accompanied by a request in which it warns the members of the Catalan Chamber of the responsibilities, including criminal ones, that they may incur if they disobey this suspension.
Nor may the candidate be inducted “without the pertinent judicial authorization, even if he appears personally in the Chamber, if a judicial order for the search and capture and imprisonment is in force,” a condition that Puigdemont is willing to fulfill in the next few hours. , as Rull has said.
JxCAT rules out presenting alternative candidate to Puigdemont after TC decision
The spokesman for Junts per Catalunya (JxCAT), Eduard Pujol, has ruled out that the independence movement propose another candidate to be president other than Carles Puigdemont in the inauguration session next Tuesday, when he stated that “there is no plan B for democracy. Plan B is more democracy.”
Pujol has assured that the Constitutional Court, with its decision yesterday, has “demolished the rule of law”, and has requested the resignation of the Vice President of the Government, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría.
In statements to the press before the Parliament, Pujol has assured that yesterday’s resolution of the High Court supposes “to keep democracy in preventive and monitored probation”, and has added that “any democracy described is not democracy.”
However, he has affirmed that yesterday’s decision of the TC supposes the “absolute defeat” of Santamaría’s political proposals, for which he has asked for an “act of coherence” and to resign “immediately in the next few hours.”
Also JxCAT deputy Gemma Geis has reported that her training study filing a legal appeal against the decision of the TC and that it has “open avenues” to go to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.