Rull says that the Supreme Court’s decision on Puigdemont “has a great impact” on the Catalan investiture

Rull says that the Supreme Court’s decision on Puigdemont “has a great impact” on the Catalan investiture
Rull says that the Supreme Court’s decision on Puigdemont “has a great impact” on the Catalan investiture

He stresses that he will guarantee the integrity of the deputies in the Chamber even if “it has consequences”

BARCELONA, July 7. (EUROPEAN PRESS) –

The president of the Catalan Parliament, Josep Rull, has assured that the Supreme Court’s (TS) ruling on Junts’ candidate to preside over the Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont, “has a great impact” on the Catalan investiture when it comes to building majorities or delaying a possible investiture session.

“When there is a clear threat of arresting one of the candidates for investiture, we are obviously not talking about a calm or ordinary situation,” Rull said in an interview published this Sunday by ‘El Nacional’ and picked up by Europa Press.

Rull said that the Supreme Court is “absolutely out of control, in rebellion” and that its decision, he added verbatim, severely damages the credibility of the Spanish State in democratic terms.

RETURN OF PUIGDEMONT

Although he said that it is up to Puigdemont to decide whether he returns to Catalonia, he stressed that the pro-sovereignty space is convinced that the Supreme Court should not alter the political agenda it had set: “If they want to influence politics, they should stand for election,” he criticised.

“The agenda that had been planned from a political and democratic point of view will not be altered by the Supreme Court’s decision,” he stressed.

Rull has reiterated that, as President of the Parliament, he will guarantee the integrity of all deputies within the legislature, both their right to vote and to be voted for, even if that “has consequences”, and he has stated that within the Catalan Chamber no deputy can be arrested because they enjoy parliamentary immunity.

He recalled that a protocol approved by the Catalan Parliament in 2017 prohibits the police from entering the Catalan parliament without the permission of the president of the institution, although he stated, verbatim, that in the Spanish State anything can happen: “If we have to reinforce this protocol and we have to look for other elements of protection, we will do so,” he added.

 
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