CATALAN president Artur Mas is to face the high court on October 15 over last year’s unofficial independence referendum.
Mas, whose Junts pel Si party secured 62 of 135 seats in Sunday’s regional elections, defied Spain’s Constitutional Court by holding the non-binding vote on November 9.
Former ministers Irene Rigau and Joana Ortega will also appear before judges this month.
Prosecutors summoned Mas, this week, accusing him of contempt of court, obstructing justice, abuse of authority and misuse of public funds.
While Mas laughed off the case as mere ‘political orchestration’, he and his deputies could be barred from public office if found guilty.
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