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The decision, adopted unanimously, forces the change of president of the Generalitat

28/09/2020

Quim Torra has been firmly disqualified from holding public office after the Supreme Court, with a decision adopted unanimously and known this Monday, has rejected the appeal presented by who from 2018 until now has been the president of the Generalitat of Catalonia.

The resolution considers that Torra “contumacious and obstinate” disobeyed the Central Electoral Board when he refused to remove, during the election period, a banner from the facade of the Palau de la Generalitat, despite the orders sent by the electoral authority in this sense.

Torra, who has another open case for the alleged commission of the same crime for similar acts, has been sentenced to one year and six months of disqualification and will cease to be president when the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC), which condemned to Torra in the first instance, communicates the execution of the sentence. He is the first Catalan president to be disqualified while still in office.

When Torra is removed, his government will be in office and the presidency will go to the current vice president, Pere Aragonés.

https://www.eltriangle.eu/es/actualidad/tribunales/el-supremo-inhabilita-a-torra-en-firme_107439_102.html

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