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Former Catalan president left out of Senate Commission that will discuss self-government suspension

José Montilla, currently a Socialist senator, tweeted that he has "known for long" what he has "to do" in the vote that will suspend Catalonia's self-rule


23 October 2017 01:59 PM


ACN | Barcelona

Former Catalan president José Montilla, the only Catalan senator in the Socialist Party, has been left out of the Senate commission dealing with the measures of Article 155 and the future of Catalonia before voting on them on Friday.

The Socialists have proposed four top members take part, leaving out Catalan José Montilla. “I give thanks to good friends, and the ‘trolls’ for their advice, I have known what to do for a long time” he said via Twitter regarding the vote that will take place at the Senate this Friday 27 October.

In total, the commission will consist of 27 people from different parties, including 15 members of Spain’s ruling People’s Party (PP) and 6 Socialists. Among the commission members there will be two representatives of pro-independence parties: ERC senator Miquel Àngle Estradé and PDeCAT senator Lluís Cleries.

The leader of the Catalan wing of PP, Xavier Garcia Albiol, will also take part in the commission.



  • Ex-president José Montilla earlier this year (by ACN)

  • Ex-president José Montilla earlier this year (by ACN)