27 January 2018

The Constitutional Court forces Carles Puigdemont to appear in Parliament for his investiture


The Constitutional Court holds an urgent meeting on Saturday ruling that it cannot accept the Spanish government’s appeal against putting Carles Puigdemont’s name forward as president of the Catalan Government until it has heard both parties. If the appeal had been admitted, the contested judgement would have been suspended along with the investiture plenary session. However, several restrictions are established, such as prohibiting holding an investiture debate that is not in person, prohibiting the investiture plenary session in Parliament with Puigdemont present without judicial authorisation, and delegating votes by MPs with an arrest warrant. The procedure will be admitted, and therefore Puigdemont’s candidacy suspended, on 26 April.

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