12 July 2022

The Constitutional Court declares unconstitutional the decisions of the plenary session and the Bureau of Parliament that refused to relieve Puigdemont, Junqueras, Turull, Romeva, Rull and Sànchez of their duties


The Constitutional Court also declares unconstitutional the agreements of the plenary session and the Bureau of the Parliament of Catalonia that authorised the delegation of votes and the tie-breaking votes that counted Puigdemont, Junqueras, Turull, Romeva, Rull and Sànchez as MPs. The decisions are the result of appeals filed by Ciudadanos and the PSC against these agreements adopted between September and October 2018. Firstly, it considers that the agreement of 2 October 2018 that rejected the suspension of duties of the deputies and established they be replaced by other members affected the make-up of the majorities that constituted of the Chamber. Secondly, it also accepts the appeal against the agreements adopted by the Bureau of the Parliament of 3 and 8 October 2018 and the agreement of the 11th that accepted the appointment of two other deputies to vote on behalf of Romeva and Junqueras. Thirdly, it also accepts the appeals against the agreements of 18 and 25 September and 9, 16 and 19 October that counted them as members of the parliamentary group following the weighted system to break ties. The Constitutional Court also accepts the appeals filed by the PSC against these agreements and dismisses one presented by Carles Puigdemont against the Bureau’s agreement of 9 October, which nullified the agreements of the Bureau of Parliament of 4 and 8 October, having to do with the delegation of his vote.

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