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Catalan Government and Parliament receive Constitutional Court suspension of pro-independence roadmap

The Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont and the Parliament’s, Carme Forcadell, received this Tuesday the notice issued by the Spanish Constitutional Court (TC) which suspends the conclusions of the Committee to Study the Constitutive Process. Four deputy clerks delivered the documents which warn that if the Parliament and the members of the Parliament’s Bureau ignore the resolution they “will be liable for responsibility, including criminal charges”. The TC also urges the Public Prosecutor to proceed with the corresponding actions against Forcadell. Last August, the TC suspended Catalonia’s pro-independence roadmap, ratified by the majority of the Parliament, claiming that the conclusions of the Committee to Study the Constitutive Process, the group responsible for designing Catalonia’s strategy towards independence, violated the Spanish Constitution. 

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11 October 2016 06:38 PM

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Barcelona (CNA).- Four deputy clerks hand delivered this Tuesday the Spanish Constitutional Court (TC) suspension of Catalonia’s pro-independence roadmap. The public servants handed the document to the Parliament’s President, Carme Forcadell, and the members of the Parliament’s Bureau first, and later to the Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont and the ministers of the Catalan executive. The notice warns that if the Parliament and the members of the Parliament’s Bureau ignore the resolution they “will be liable for responsibility, including criminal charges”. The TC also urges the Public Prosecutor to proceed with the corresponding actions against Forcadell. This Tuesday’s notification makes official what the TC announced in August, after the Parliament passed the conclusions of the Committee to Study the Constitutive Process, the group responsible for designing Catalonia’s strategy towards independence. The magistrates considered then that the conclusions approved by the Parliament emerged from the pro-independence proposal on the 9-N, which was also suspended by the TC, and thus violated the Spanish Constitution.


The TC’s resolution specified hand delivery of the document to the Parliament’s President, the members of the Parliament’s Bureau, the Chamber’s Secretary, the Catalan President and the members of the Government. The resolution also calls for all Catalan figures to “abstain from any action”boriented toward “ignoring”nthe TC’s suspension and warns that any public servant who may consider doing so “will be liable for responsibility, including criminal charges”. 

Catalan Government: “It is grotesque to suspend ideas”

Catalan Government spokeswoman, Neus Munté warned that Catalonia will respond “with more and greater democratic mandates and the normal functioning of the Parliament”mto the “politicisation of justice”. During a press conference this Tuesday, Munté said that she considered it “grotesque”rfor the TC to “suspend ideas and try to ensure that neither the Parliament nor its representatives can make conclusions, discuss them and pass them on”. She insisted that the Catalan executive’s attitude won’t change, regardless of the TC’s notifications. 

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  • Deputy clerks hand delivered this Tuesday the notice by Spanish Constitutional Court (TC) (by ACN)

  • Deputy clerks hand delivered this Tuesday the notice by Spanish Constitutional Court (TC) (by ACN)