Opinion | Jump the guardarraíles

Not just the rules of the game. They also have the guardarraíles of democracy, such as you have described the political scientists Steven Levinsky, and Daniel Z

Opinion | Jump the guardarraíles

Not just the rules of the game. They also have the guardarraíles of democracy, such as you have described the political scientists Steven Levinsky, and Daniel Ziblatt in dying democracies. Two of the most fundamental are the tolerance, by which we recognize the adversary as a subject worthy, and the containment, for which we restrict the use of the instruments of power, especially when it is available from the Government.

A good example of the poor state of the guardarraíles of our democracy, the fruit of the groping-partisan institutions, are the resolutions of this Friday, the Central Electoral Board that is intended to disable Quim Torra as the president of the Generalitat and dispossession of the parliamentary immunity as an mep Oriol Junqueras, in this case in contravention of the decision of the Court of the European Union and its clear indication that corresponds “to the court sender”, the Spanish Supreme, the implementation of his sentence.

Clashes with the common sense that an administrative body and not the court as an electoral board intends to establish itself as the court did in the margin of the Supreme Court and the highest court of the European Union. Clashes also the time chosen for such decisions, on a Friday afternoon, bridge of Kings, a few hours before the beginning of the endowment session. Hits the slim majority gained by the agreement of the Board, with the corresponding individual votes that weaken the resolutions. As it collides, too, that the first news exclusive has been provided by none other than the leader of the opposition and president of the Popular Party, Paul Married.

The PP is a party of a long and prolific career at the time of denting the guardarraíles of democracy, to the point that a detailed genealogy of the unfortunate conflict that faces a part of Catalonia with the constitutional system finds its origins in the constant groping of the judiciary and of the higher courts on the part of such party. It seems as if the only conservative response to the fragmentation of parliamentary and the path of a new culture of coalition that forced the Government parties to maintain the replacement policy, that is to say, of dialogue, negotiation and agreement, by the constraints forced from the institutions and the subrogation of any initiative to court action.

Only the Supreme court may dismiss Torra, with final judgment in hand. It is also the Supreme court which must decide how to apply the ruling european Junqueras. The political left in them a semblance of responsibility is not for them to ask for the absurd to immediate dismissal of Torra but to recover the guardarraíles of democracy, that is to say, the tolerance and the recognition of the adversary and the containment of the use of the instruments of appeal and of judicial action are so often misused.

Updated Date: 04 January 2020, 09:00

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