13 June 2019

The Central Electoral Board fines Torra for ‘violating neutrality’


The Central Electoral Board fines President Quim Torra 3,000 euros for violating neutrality during the general election campaign by displaying yellow ribbons and other ‘partisan symbols’ at Government of Catalonia buildings. The disciplinary procedure was initiated ex officio on 21 March. On 22 July, he will be handed two more fines, one for 3,000 euros and one for 2,500 euros, also for violating neutrality, but this time in connection with his institutional message and festive greeting to Catalan government employees officials on the Sant Jordi holiday. These two cases were triggered by complaints from Ciudadanos and the PSC, respectively. Quim Torra will appeal the three fines before the Administrative Chamber of the Supreme Court.

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