Catalan executive receives TC’s notification suspending the referendum
Two judicial secretaries from Catalonia’s Supreme Court hand delivered
this Tuesday the Spanish Constitutional Court (TC)’s notice confirming
the suspension of the Government’s plan to call a referendum in 2017.
The Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and the Catalan Ministers were
also informed of the consequences of failing to comply with the TC’s
resolution. The magistrates first suspended the proposal to call a
referendum in a cautionary way, at the request of the Spanish
Government. However, last week the TC confirmed the definitive
suspension of the proposal, which was presented and passed by governing
party ‘Junts Pel Sí’ and radical left pro-independence CUP. On the same
day, the TC also opened the door for the Public Prosecutor’s Office to
proceed and claim the corresponding penal liability of the Parliament’s
President Carme Forcadell and the rest of the Bureau’s members for
“failing to fulfil” the TC’s rulings in this regard.