United We can ask in writing the president of Congress, Meritxell Batet, to annul Alberto Rodríguez’s suspension as a deputy. The confederal group maintains that the head of the Lower House does not have powers to withdraw the seat from Rodríguez, after the conviction of the Supreme Court that sentenced him to a month and a half in prison for attacking a policeman in 2014 during a demonstration in La Laguna .
In a document dated this Friday, the spokesmen of the confederal group defend that the decision to suspend Rodríguez should have passed through the Board of Congress, since that body previously ruled on the requests of PP and Vox for the sentence to be executed. against the already ex-deputy of the coalition.
“It was attributed [a la Mesa] the competence that allowed him to participate in the final decision on how to give effect to the sentence in question, “they argue from United Podemos. It also defends that” from that moment “the president” was empowered to make a final decision term “.” But any decision to alter a previous one and imply a relevant change in the way of giving effect to the sentence in question, required a prior hearing to the Board, “they point out.
Batet made the decision to suspend the status of deputy of the former secretary of Organization of Podemos last Friday after the letter sent this Friday by the president of the Second Chamber of the Supreme, Manuel Marchena, reminding him that Rodríguez has been sentenced to prison and disqualification from passive suffrage.
The president of Congress made this decision after the president of the Second Chamber of the Supreme Court, Manuel Marchena, assured that Rodríguez’s 45-day prison sentence had been replaced by a fine but only for the purpose of his execution. The confederal group regretted that Batet assumed the thesis of the magistrate and came to announce a complaint against the head of the Lower House president, which has not finally been interposed. The deputy has not yet sued Batet.
After the announcement of the complaint, Rodríguez also made public his departure from political training and the hiring of a legal team disconnected from Podemos. In their new strategy, the Canarian politician’s lawyers have approached the Supreme Court to suspend the execution of his sentence and, alternatively, to reprimand the president of the Congress of Deputies for withdrawing the act.
From the confederal group they maintain that the application of article six of the Organic Law of the General Electoral Regime, which determines which people are ineligible for the right to passive suffrage, is inapplicable.
In addition, the deputies who sign the letter point out that the Regulation of the Congress of Deputies contains a precept that would allow the application of “the accessory penalty of special disqualification, which in this case would mean the suspension of the rights of the deputy during the time of the sentence, that is, for 45 days “. And they point out that “it is notoriously excessive to consider its definitive replacement”, as Batet decided.
Finally, they point out that it is up to the Commission for the Statute of Deputies “to assess the effects of the special disqualification in the parliamentary sphere.” For all these reasons, they require that the matter be forwarded to the Bureau of Congress for, after the opinion of the aforementioned Commission, “a new resolution is issued.”
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