Friday, December 9

The Parliament reactivates the commission that must study whether to sanction Dalmases after pressure from the groups

The Parliament of Catalonia will not delay any longer the convocation of the commission that must study the future of the Junts deputy, Francesc de Dalmases. After several months without activity and after pressure from groups in the Chamber, this Thursday the president of the Commission, Jaume-Alonso Cuevillas, has decided to unblock the body and call a new meeting for next Thursday.

The members of the Deputy Statute Commission will meet next November 3 at 10 a.m., with the aim of discussing the request for a report that must determine whether the attitude of the Junts representative when he scolded a journalist of TV3 violated the code of conduct of the deputies and, therefore, if it should be sanctioned. Parties such as PSC, ERC, CUP and the comuns had demanded that the facts be investigated because they saw signs of having violated the internal regulations of the Chamber.

Despite the requests, the president of the Commission for the Statute of the Deputy, a Junts deputy close to the president of the formation, Laura Borràs, and Dalmases himself, had delayed the call. This week, however, the publication of the Junts internal report, written by the lawyer Magda Oranich, which has led to the resignation of Dalmases as vice president of Junts, had caused the groups to stir.

This Wednesday ERC, CUP and comuns registered a petition to force the call, while the PSC, which has the vice presidency of the commission, pressed internally so that the call would end up taking place next week at the latest. This has ended up being decided this Thursday, at a meeting of the commission table.

The code of conduct to which the parties that demand the convening of this commission have alluded has two articles, 7 and 8, which could fit into the acts committed by Dalmases. Specifically, this code establishes that the deputies “must at all times maintain a respectful conduct with the other deputies and with the citizens” and also that “the collaboration between the deputies of the Parliament and the media must be oriented in favor of the right to information and the right of citizens to be able to have an informed opinion”.

Regarding the applicable sanctions, this code of conduct includes its own sanctioning system in the parliamentary sphere, which includes various options that range from public reprimand to the payment of fines of different amounts, and even suspension as a deputy depending on the seriousness of the situation. look at the facts.

Once the commission is convened, the deputies will be able to decide whether to continue with the investigation and, once the facts are proven, if they are worthy of sanction.