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The Supreme opts to maintain the disqualification of Torra


The Contentious-Administrative Chamber of the Supreme Court will finally refuse to accept the claim of the defense of the president of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, – backed by the Prosecutor's Office– and does not suspend the enforceability of the resolution of the Central Electoral Board of the past 3 January, who withdrew the Catalan president his credential of deputy in the Parliament.

The magistrates of the High Court do not believe that Torra's claim is acceptable, which understands that the JEC lacks the competence to disable him and therefore must keep his seat until, at least, it is resolved on the merits. They plan to communicate their decision this Thursday they have informed Europa Press legal sources.

In a brief filed last Friday, the Supreme Prosecutor's Office accepted the defense's argument by understanding that, "in order to the prudent and balanced preservation" of the interests in conflict, Torra's request until the Chamber of contentious – Administrative of the TS resolve if the decision of the JEC is in accordance or not to law should be accepted.

In its report, the Public Ministry went further and acknowledged the existence of legal doubts about the competence of the electoral body to withdraw the credential of deputy to Torra, pointing out as "acceptable" the arguments of the defense when it ensures that these powers have them only the Parlament of Catalonia. The document, signed by the chief prosecutor of the Litigation in the high court, Pedro Crespo, expressed his doubts when he understood that the Organic Law of the General Electoral Regime (LOREG) "does not at any time attribute or recognize the Central Electoral Board powers or any competence to: annul the credentials of the deputies who are already exercising their mandate and declare their seats vacant ".

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