Vergés will have to sign the minutes that include the delegated vote of former councilor Lluís Puig

The first vice-president of the Parlament, Alba Vergés, will have to sign the minutes pending signature, among them, those that include the delegated vote of the deputy of Junts per Catalunya Lluís Puig, who had been overthrown by a ruling of the Constitutional Court.

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03 August 2022 Wednesday 02:51
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Vergés will have to sign the minutes that include the delegated vote of former councilor Lluís Puig

The first vice-president of the Parlament, Alba Vergés, will have to sign the minutes pending signature, among them, those that include the delegated vote of the deputy of Junts per Catalunya Lluís Puig, who had been overthrown by a ruling of the Constitutional Court.

The session period ended last Friday with that record, and other previous ones, unsigned. For this reason, the president of Junts, Laura Borràs, who was suspended last Thursday as president and deputy of the Catalan Chamber, accused the Republican Ruben Wagensberg of "blocking" that act in her office. And she showed her willingness to sign the minutes later, since when the plenary sessions were held she still had full rights and faculties. "When the secretary who blocks these minutes signs them, I will do it too. I counted the vote and I will sign it, as I did with the admission of Pau Juvillà", said Borràs.

However, sources consulted by the institution indicate that it is up to Vergés to sign the minutes since, as first vice president, as long as there is no replacement, she assumes all the functions that are proper to the figure of the president of the Parliament.

Borràs detailed on Monday that he had gone to the Chamber to sign the reconsiderations in relation to Puig's vote. However, consulted sources point out that this is not the case and that what he did was sign the call for the meeting of spokespersons last Thursday and other acts of presidency and individual procedures prior to the suspension. The documents pending signature, from collegiate bodies, as is the case of the minutes of plenary sessions and sessions, cannot be signed after the suspension, these sources consider.

The Puig issue provoked a new scuffle between partners after the JxCat leader's accusations of blocking and the fact that the Republicans ensured that the minutes, which include Puig's vote, expressed orally in plenary and did not appear in the electronic systems, do not guarantee that it will be effective. To do this, in ERC they propose a reform of the Chamber's regulations.

The Republicans, who ended up approving the agreement of the Table to try to preserve the vote of the ex-Minister of Culture dragging their feet, had already indicated in early July that the Puig issue, brought before the Constitutional Court and other instances, would end up like that of Juvilla. The CUP deputy was disqualified and lost his seat despite the words of Borràs, who had promised to defend his act until the end.

In the last two plenary sessions, those that have been held after the ruling of the TC, Borràs said that Puig's vote would be added to the vote count in the same direction as the vote indicated by the spokeswoman for his parliamentary group, Mònica Sales. However, Puig's vote did not appear on the screen and the electronic systems were not activated, in such a way that no official was implicated. Now ERC says that, even if it appears in the minutes, it does not guarantee that the vote will be effective.

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