24 October 2019

The Central Electoral Board continues to persecute Catalan universities for their manifestos


The faculty of Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) adopts a manifesto condemning the Supreme Court ruling against the leaders of the 1 October referendum. Andrés Betancor, the university professor and former member of the Central Electoral Board who had resigned from the board because of his ties to Ciudadanos, files an appeal against the manifesto. On 20 November, the Central Electoral Board, against the criteria of the Provincial Electoral Board of Barcelona, rules that the manifesto violated ‘the principle of political neutrality’ and forces the UPF to publish this ruling on its website. The university, in turn, files an appeal before the Supreme Court.

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