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ERC denies that the pact guarantees the investiture of Puigdemont

The former Catalan president and Rovira agreed to study the legal viability of the distance designation, according to Esquerra

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ERC denies that the pact guarantees the investiture of Puigdemont
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Carles Puigdemont, candidate of Junts per Catalunya, and Marta Rovira, number two of ERC, have reached an agreement this Tuesday evening at a dinner in Brussels to study legal viability of an investiture of Puigdemont as president of Generalitat and Vote of a parliament table with independence majority, according to sources of Republican Party. These sources clarify that agreement does not guarantee inauguration of expresident because it is conditional on lawyers of house to give approval to a remote investiture, which in principle is not covered by rules of Parliament.

Sources of ERC Explain that Puigdemont proposes a telematic investiture (via Skype) or a speech read by someone else. The Republicans claim that y will study legally " viability" of proposal. What is ruled out is to boycott chamber's constitution session and work for a table with an independence majority. The Constitution of table of Parliament is set for next Wednesday 17 January, n it will appoint presidency of this body, responsible for regulating functioning of Catalan Parliament and with a fundamental role in organization of Investiture, For which re is no date yet, although deadline for first ballot expires on 31 October.

"In negotiations with sovereigntists parties, it became clear that president of Govern before 155 was to be restored. And this is President Carles Puigdemont, "said coordinator of PDeCAT, Jordi Xuclà, in TVE this morning. "The electoral law has allowed President Puigdemont and or elects to report to elections. And so it has been done. Now it will be Parliament's table that interprets rules in order to clarify investiture of President Puigdemont, "he added.

"It is positive that ERC and Junts per Catalunya have reached an agreement but prioritize debate on how we have to do it to become a republic," said Natalia Sánchez, of CUP, in Catalunya Ràdio.

Puigdemont assured this Tuesday through a videoconference that "it is not possible to return to Catalonia", so formula chosen has to contemplate absence of former president, fled in Belgium since 31 October.

The agreement between Junts per Catalunya and ERC arrives after a day of resignations in which Artur Mas left presidency of PdCat and Carles Mundó's, an advisor of Catalan justice, also announced that he left POLÍTÍCA. ERC sought in Mundó's an alternative to Junqueras and had become one of its main assets.

Also yesterday, members of candidacy of Junts per Catalunya presented to Chamber credentials of Electoral board certifying status of elect Carles Puigdemont. To complete procedure it is only necessary to present document certifying that it will be fulfilled with Constitution and its declaration of goods.


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