11 March 2019

The Central Electoral Board orders the removal of yellow ribbons and pro-independence flags from Catalan government buildings


Following the complaint presented by Ciudadanos, the Central Electoral Board gives President Quim Torra 48 hours to remove pro-independence flags and yellow ribbons from public buildings during the general election campaign period. Quim Torra decides to keep the banner with the yellow ribbon hanging from the front of the Palace of the Government of Catalonia and submits a letter to the Central Electoral Board asking them to reconsider their decision. Before the Central Electoral Board rules on the request, and once its deadline for Torra remove the banner has expired, Ciudadanos and the Partido Popular report Torra to the Prosecutor’s Office.

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