13 May 2015

The Central Electoral Board prohibits hanging pro-independence flags in public spaces during election periods


The Electoral Board hands down an agreement stating that the pro-independence flags must be removed during electoral periods, in order to maintain the ‘political neutrality’ of symbols that may be considered ‘partisan.’ The whole procedure started following a letter submitted by Societat Civil Catalana to the Central Electoral Board, asking that the pro-independence flags be removed from public spaces, at least during the electoral periods. Convergència i Unió appealed the decision to the Central Electoral Board and then to the Supreme Court, alleging that the agreement violates the rights to freedom of ideology and expression.

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