22nd January 2020

Spanish electoral authority (JEC)

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The new Spanish coalition cabinet gets to work

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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, officially re-elected on Tuesday 7 January, presided over his first new coalition cabinet meeting in Madrid on Tuesday, together with his
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Electoral board declares Catalan president’s MP seat vacant

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Catalan president Quim Torra has had his seat in the Catalan Parliament declared vacant by the provincial electoral board of Barcelona. It followed Friday’s decision
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EU Parliament reverses decision on Oriol Junqueras MEP status

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The European Parliament has reversed its decision on the status of jailed Catalan leader Oriol Junqueras as an MEP, and instead endorsed this week’s ruling by
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Supreme Court rejects suspending JEC decision on Torra’s disqualification

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Spain’s Supreme Court rejected on Friday to immediately suspend the decision of the country’s Electoral Authority (JEC) ordering that the Catalan president Quim Torra be disqualified from his
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Supreme Court rules to keep Junqueras in jail, denying MEP immunity

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The Spanish Supreme Court has now formally denied Catalan jailed leader Oriol Junqueras parliamentary immunity, and will not free him to receive his accreditation as an
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Supreme Court rejects suspending JEC ruling that prevents Junqueras becoming MEP

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The Spanish Supreme Court has rejected suspending the decision of Spain’s Electoral Authority (JEC) that prevents Oriol Junqueras taking up his seat as an MEP. The Catalan pro-independence
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Pedro Sánchez, Quim Torra finally speak – and will meet in coming days

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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, officially re-elected on Tuesday, has held a telephone conversation of approximately seven minutes with the Catalan president Quim Torra, and they
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Pedro Sánchez voted in as PM of Spain’s first ever coalition government

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Socialist (PSOE) leader Pedro Sánchez has been officially voted in as Spanish Prime Minister on Tuesday, after a second round vote gave him 167 votes
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Puigdemont, Junqueras, Comín now officially recognised as MEPs

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Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, his former jailed vice president Oriol Junqueras, and former minister Toni Comín, have all been officially recognised as MEPs by
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Pedro Sánchez has to wait until second round vote on Tuesday

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Acting Spanish prime minister and Socialist (PSOE) leader Pedro Sánchez will now have to wait until Tuesday and the second round of votes in the Spanish