The Central Electoral Board has resolved on Friday that Oriol Junqueras may not be a member and intends to inform the European Parliament that there can be, in application of article 6.2 of the Organic Law on the General Electoral Regime (Goel), which states that “they are ineligible those convicted by final judgment to imprisonment, the duration of the penalty.”
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Now the Supreme court has to make a decision on this matter after hearing the parties, that have already filed their written submissions on the case. Before that, PP, and Citizens appealed to the Central Electoral Board to demand that it be communicated to the European Parliament that Junqueras can not be politician.
The Central Electoral Board is composed of eight Supreme Court justices, appointed at the behest of the General Council of the Judiciary; and by five professors active in Law, Political Science or Sociology, appointed by the Congress at the proposal of the parties.Updated Date: 04 January 2020, 01:00