28 Sep, 2020 @ 16:20
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Spain’s Supreme Court confirms 18-month removal of Catalunya’s president

Spain  S Supreme Court Confirms 18 Month Removal Of Catalunya  S President

SPAIN’S Supreme Court judges have unanimously ruled that Catalunya president, Quim Torra, should be removed from his position.

They upheld last December’s Catalunya court verdict that Torra be given an 18-month ban for allowing a flag in support of jailed regional separatists to be draped at a Barcelona public building during the April 2019 general election campaign.

Supreme Court judges confirmed today(September 28) that Torra was found to be in breach of Spain’s electoral laws but he described the case as ‘an act of repression against voters in Catalunya’.

He has also been fined €30,000.

Though the Supreme Court decision can be appealed, the procedure is that Torra has to stand down and his deputy, Pere Aragones, take over as an interim leader while the Catalan parliament vote in a new president.

If that cannot be done, then new regional elections will have to be organised.

The Supreme Court said in a statement that Torra has shown ‘obstinate resistance’ to following the law.

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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