The spokesman for Vox in Congress, Iván Espinosa de los Monteros, and the general secretary of the parliamentary group, Macarena OlonaThey have filed an amparo appeal before the Constitutional Court this morning so that 29 independent deputies who took office with atypical formulas do not acquire the status of deputies. The formation of Santiago Abascal considers that these parliamentarians “conjured up against the Constitution.”
“Only 245 of the 350 elected deputies used the regulatory formula” Yes, I swear “or” Yes, I promise, “says the far-right party in the brief he has submitted to the High Court. However, Vox does not denounce all those deputies who deviated from classical compliance by considering that “the majority of the remaining 105 deputies used constitutionally valid formulas as long as they can be considered protected by freedom of expression”.
“We do consider, however, that 29 of those 105 deputies, either by using unintelligible words that have prevented their record from being recorded in the minutes, or by using formulas openly contrary to the constitutional order, have not fulfilled their obligation to lend formally compliance with the Constitution ”, add the resource
Among these 29 deputies are those of ERC Montserrat Bassa, Joan Capdevila, María Carvalho, Francesc Xavier Eritja, Inés Granollers, Joan Margall, Joan Josep Nuet, Norma Pujol, Marta Rosique, Gabriel Rufián, Jordi Salvador, Carolina Telechea and Pilar Vallugera, who swore the Constitution during the constitutive session of the Cortes with the formula: “Per la llibertat dels political prisoners, pels exiliats and per the Catalan republic, per legal imperatiu, yes, I promise”.
JxCat, Bildu and United We Can
Vox has also included JxCat members, Jaume Alonso-Cuevillas, Genís Boadella, Laura Borràs, Cocep Cadd, Mariona Illamola and Miriam Nogueras, who mostly used the formula “perlleialtat al poble de Catalunya and the mandate of l’1 d’octubre, per the llibertat of political prisoners and legal imperatives, yes I promise”.
In addition, Vox has asked the Constitutional Court to sentence that the CUP and Bildu parliamentarians have not acquired their seats. Albert Botran and Mireia Vehí, of the CUP; they swore “amb lleialtat first and last to the sobirania of the poble català i per imperatiu legal, yes I promise” (Bortran) and “amb lleialtat first and last to our poble i per imperatiu legal, yes I promise” (Vehí).
Mertxe Aizpurua, Jon Iñarritu, Oskar Matute, Isabel Pozueta and Iñaki Ruiz de Pinedo de Bildu abided in Basque and then translated: “Yes, I promise, by legal imperative until the creation of the Basque Republic.”
In addition, Vox has included in that list four deputies of United We Can: Ismael Cortés, Pedro Honrubia, Antonia Jover and Laura López and has excluded two others from jxCat, Ferran Bel and Sergi Miquel.