The Spanish government has decided to appeal in the Constitutional Court against the decision of the Catalan parliament and former minister-president Carles Puigdemont to nominate as a candidate head of government. That has deputy prime minister Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría on Friday announced at a press conference.
Thursday, said Sáenz de Santamaría, the government has the option looked at to go to the Constitutional Court. She said that the government to the Council of State had asked whether there are grounds for an appeal.
The Council of State left by now to know that he has no grounds for an appeal against Puigdemonts candidacy, but Madrid are going to nevertheless through with his plan. “We respect the legal opinion of the Council of State, but the opinion is not binding on the government,” she said.
The former Catalan leader, was on Monday nominated as the only candidate to put himself on follow. Puigdemont is already three months in voluntary exile in our country, which is not ingezworen could be. In principle, he must be present in the parliament for the debate and his inauguration. But if he is travelling back to Spain, there is the risk he is to be arrested. Madrid is planning to do that as soon as he enter the country. Itself would he prefer to be physically present in the Catalan parliament. “But there are also other ways, and we will try until the last moment,” said Puigdemont at a press conference in Brussels.
The alternative is that Puigdemont Catalonia would drive from Belgium, but that is actually no a good idea. According Puigdemont is that option is not impossible.
The Catalan parliament must be the first election hold on January 31.
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