Pujdeme can visit the Parliament of Catalonia in the elections of the head of Generalitat

© 2018 AFP / Belga/Nicolas MaeterlinckБывший the head of Generalitat Catalonia Carles Pujdeme. Archival photoPujdeme can visit the Parliament of Catalonia in the elections of the head of Generalitat© 2018 AFP / Belga/Nicolas Maeterlinck

The lawyer of the former head of the government of Catalonia Carles Pokdemon does not exclude that his client will personally appear at the meeting of Parliament, which will discuss the candidacy of the new head of Generalitat.

On Friday, the former head of the government of Catalonia Carles Putteman said that he considers legitimate, not only to stand as a candidate for the post of head of generality, but also to lead Autonomous community «with the help of new technologies» from Brussels. However, he made clear he was not going to return to Spain due to issued warrants of arrest, adding that examines whether the status of the Deputy to guarantee him immunity. In response, the Spanish government has said it will not allow any illegal actions in approving the new head of Generalitat Catalan Parliament.

On Saturday, the lawyer Pokdemon Jaume Alonso-Cuevillas in an interview with Catalan television channel Tv3 has denied allegations his client. He said he does not exclude any one of the scenarios approval Pokdemon, elected December 21, members of the new Parliament of the coalition «Together for Catalonia». «He’s never ruled out that will personally will be at the approval process, aware of the risk it represents,» said the lawyer.

Thus, Cuevillas expressed doubts about the necessity Pokdemon Monday to Denmark to participate in the debate at the University of Copenhagen. According to counsel, it is not excluded his detention, if the Spanish court issues new European arrest warrant. On 5 December the Supreme court of Spain has revoked a previously issued European arrest warrant, but left in force the national. «We have solid reason to believe that Denmark would not approve the extradition, but we estimate the «time frame», because while there is a consideration of warrants for arrest, detention may coincide with the approval of the head of Generalitat, and Pujdeme will not be able to freely decide whether he wants to return or not,» the lawyer said in an interview with Catalan TV channel 8 TV.

The first meeting, where members will discuss the candidacy of the new head of the Autonomous community, to be held before January 31. For this the candidate should explain the program and request to the parliamentarians to approve his candidacy. For approval requires an absolute majority in the 135-seat Parliament. If such support is not present, two days are held a new debate. To win in the second round a simple majority.

Earlier, the lawyers of the Catalan Parliament issued a report, according to which Putteman, located in Brussels, can not pass the approval procedure for the presidency of the Catalan government via video link, and any candidate for this post must be present in the courtroom personally. In addition, they concluded that five deputies in Brussels, may not transfer their votes to other deputies for a vote. However, their conclusion is a recommendation. Against approval Pokdemon a video made by the lawyers of the Spanish government, and the authorities said that if that happens, they will appeal to the constitutional court.

 

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