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The day after the European Parliament said it will "take note" of his election as an MEP, Oriol Junqueras has submitted an appeal against the decision earlier this month by Spain's Central Electoral Commission to strip him of his seat.

 

 

Andreu van den Eynde, Junqueras' lawyer, presented the appeal this morning to "suspend the enforcement" of the 3rd January decision and inform the European Parliament accordingly.

The appeal claims that the Commission always "voluntarily, consciously, quickly and efficiently" takes the "decision which do the most harm to the fundamental right to passive suffrage".

 

He asks the Supreme Court to suspend the decision which would remove him from office as an MEP, saying that otherwise it could cause "irreversible" harm, "impossible to repair".

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