23 January 2020

The Supreme Court rejects Torra’s request for the precautionary suspension of his disqualification as an MP, and strips him of his seat


The Supreme Court decides not to provisionally suspend the disqualification of Quim Torra as an MP, ordered by the Central Electoral Board following his conviction for disobedience for not having removed the yellow ribbons from the Palace of the Government of Catalonia, a conviction which is still not final. The request to suspend the disqualification had been presented by Torra himself and had the support of the Prosecutor’s Office. Torra presents an appeal for protection before the Constitutional Court, and also asks the Court for precautionary measures. On the same day, and at VOX’s request, the Central Electoral Board orders the president of Parliament, Roger Torrent, to enforce Torra’s disqualification.

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