The Supreme Court maintains the dismissal of Quim Torra as a deputy


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Quim Torra denounces that the Supreme Court’s decision is a new attack on the sovereignty of the Parliament and affirms that he continues to be a deputy and president of the Generalitat.

The Contentious-Administrative Chamber of the Supreme Court has rejected this Friday to urgently suspend the cessation of Quim Roast as an autonomous deputy in the Parliament of Catalonia agreed by the Central Electoral Board.

Thus, he adopts the same criteria adopted on Thursday with respect to the ERC leader. Oriol Junqueras, regarding those who did not adopt the very precautionary measure proposed to invalidate the criterion for the time being, by establishing that “he is no longer a MEP nor does he have immunity for being sentenced to prison.”

The Contentious-Administrative Chamber estimated the very precautionary measures requested by the President of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, and has refused to suspend urgently the agreement in which the Central Electoral Board (JEC) ordered inhabilitarle as a regional deputy.

The JEC agreement, adopted last Friday, January 3, declared him ineligible unexpectedly in compliance with the sentence for disobedience that the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) imposed on him in December, for not withdrawing the yellow ties of the headquarters of the Generalitat during the electoral period.

The decision affects his position as a deputy in the Parliament of Catalonia, so This body must study how it affects his condition as President, which requires that he be a member of the Autonomous Chamber.

The study on the bottom of the sane contested, as well as a possible suspension once the rest of the parties to the dispute have been heard, it will be seen by the high court later.

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The magistrate Teso Pillar he has abstained in this matter, since he was a member of the JEC that ordered the president of the Generalitat to remove the pro-independence symbols. Judge José Luis Requero has replaced him this Friday in the Chamber.

Torra: “I am a deputy of the Parliament and president of Catalonia”

In an institutional statement backed by the president of the Parliament, Roger Torrent, the members of the Government, those of the Table and the independence groups of the Catalan Chamber, the president of the Generalitat, Quim Roast, has rejected the decision of the Supreme Court on his disqualification: “I am a deputy of the Parliament and president of Catalonia”, has subryado.

Torra has reiterated that the Parliament, as the representative of the sovereignty of the Catalans, is “the only one who can decide who loses the status of deputy, through the mechanisms established in its Regulations” and has considered that the only framework applicable to the The time to choose and dismiss the Presidency of the Generalitat is the one established by said regulation, the Presidency Law of the Generalitat and the Government, and the Statute.

After the meetings held this Friday at the Palau de la Generalitat, Torra has concluded that the Supreme Court’s decision is “a new serious and unacceptable violation of the sovereignty of Parliament “ recalling that on January 4 he ratified in an extraordinary plenary session his status as deputy and as president.

“It is an unprecedented attack on the fundamental rights of an elected official and the political will expressed by our people. It is a new and serious democratic irregularity. We do not recognize the effects that this resolution may have, which is nothing more than a new coup to the sovereignty of the Parliament and an attempt to alter by irregular means the political will of the Catalans “, has settled.

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Torrent confirms to Torra that he is still a deputy

For his part, the President of the Parliament, Roger Torrent, has ensured that the president of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, continues to be a “full-fledged deputy”, although the Supreme Court has maintained the order of the Central Electoral Board (JEC) to withdraw the act of the Catalan Chamber.

At a press conference, Torrent announced that next Tuesday the Parliamentary Board will formalize the presentation of an appeal before the Supreme Court, in which it will be alleged that none of the cases contemplated in the regulations of the autonomous chamber concur to disqualify a deputy.

“We understand that the JEC is not a competent body to withdraw the act of deputy from anyone. President Quim Torra continues to be a full-fledged deputy of the Parliament,” said Torrent, who has ensured that in the next session the Catalan president will vote with normality, like the rest of the parliamentarians.

Puigdemont and Comín

On the other hand, three days after the former president of the Generalitat Carles Puigdemont and his former minister Toni Comín attend the European Parliament as MEPs, the investigating judge of the process Pablo Llarena has pending to pronounce on his situation.

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Both have been recognized as MEPs by the European Parliament -which intends to make their recognition effective on Monday- and they have been fled from the Spanish Justice since 2017 and prosecuted in the case directed by Llarena, which currently maintains the national and international arrest warrants active. and imprisonment against them.

The Prosecutor’s Office asks that they remain in force while Llarena requests the European Parliament to suspend their immunity, while the State Bar is committed to suspending them until the European Parliament does not lift their immunity, something that urges the judge to claim “as soon as possible.” “.

Puigdemont and Comín, meanwhile, go further. They not only ask that the precautionary measures against them be annulled, but they also want their case to be closed and that Llarena be separated for lack of impartiality.

The Belgian Justice decided a week ago to suspend the procedure of the Euroorder against both.




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