Electoral Board confirm Catalan separatists will have to break exile to be sworn in
Written by on June 13, 2019
The Electoral Board has confirmed that Catalan separatists who have been elected to the European Parliament must collect their credentials and be sworn in, in person, in Madrid.
The board ruled yesterday that all elected candidates from Spain to the European Parliament must come to the Spanish Parliament at noon Monday to swear loyalty to the Spanish Constitution under election law. If not, their parliament seats will be declared vacant.
Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and cohort Toni Comín are currently in self imposed exile and have arrest warrants against them for their involvement in the 2017 failed independence referendum.