MADRID TO BRING CATALAN PARLIAMENT'S DECISION ON RENOMINATION OF PUIGDEMONT AS CATALONIA' HEAD




Mustafa AY - TDO - 28.01.2018 Catalan Parliament, as a result of long-lasting dissidence from Madrid, decided to renominate former head of Catalonia Charles Puigdemont to the same rank. As known, Charles Puigdemont was dismissed by Madrid in the aftermath of his utmost efforts for seceding from Spain. Besides his dismissal, Madrid administration dissolved legitimate Catalan parliament with the rationale referring to that Catalan parliament took part in an act of incitation that triggered the public unrest across not only the region, but also Spain. Newly elevated parliament has been seeking for legal ways that lead the reelection of Puigdemont. Seemingly, Catalan Parliament has just found that legal way steering them to renominate Puigdemont to the office. However, there is a problem which Constitutional Court released an arrest warrant for Puigdemont on account of treason (briefly). Since Puigdemont previously fled to Belgium, Spanish Constitutional Court cannot prosecute against him with the charges of treason and sedition. If he returns to Catalonia, he’ll be apprehended and processed through a long-lasting trial with the abovementioned charges. Madrid administration exhibits a considerable attention to the case of Puigdmeont's renomination. Within a closest time, Madrid is assumed to bring this case to appeal so that they can illegitimize Catalan Parliament's struggle for bringing such an offer on agenda again.