The Madrid Provincial Prosecutor’s Office has opposed this Tuesday the request made by an individual to suspend in a precautionary way the appointments of the Vox candidates at Andalusian elections next June 19, including Macarena Olona.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office has thus pronounced itself within the framework of the oral hearing held in the Court of First Instance No. 82 of Madrid in order to address the request made by a lawyer within the framework of a demand against the political formation led by Santiago Abascal for the drafting of his statutes. In the letter, to which Europa Press has had access, the lawyer alleges that the candidates for 19J were chosen “by finger”.
For the prosecutor, the request “is not aimed at guaranteeing effective judicial protection”, but is intended to “advance the ruling”, for which this request cannot be supported. “It must be taken into account that we are facing statutes from 2019, for which positions have already been elected and there has been no challenge,” he pointed out.
The lawsuit has been filed by the lawyer Pedro Muñoz Lorite, who claims to be a member of Voxalthough the legal department of the formation indicates that he submitted his request two days before the lawsuit and the stipulated time has not yet passed to be considered a full member.
The prosecutor has stressed that the lawyer’s intention is to suspend the candidate agreement, “which would prevent said party from presenting” their list heads. Thus, she has insisted that in the event of a dismissal judgment, the damage to Vox would be “irreparable”.
This Tuesday’s appointment took place after on June 2 the court admitted for processing the lawsuit filed by the lawyer Pedro Muñoz Lorite against Vox, in which he requested that some articles of the internal regulations be declared null and void. Within the framework of the proceedings, and as stipulated by the Law, the plaintiff and Vox were summoned to appear in this view of precautionary measures.
In his lawsuit, the lawyer asks the Court to declare void articles 23 and 24 of the party’s statutes and article 11 of the Internal Regulation of electoral procedures RIPE of the formation. In his opinion, these sections contravene the provisions of the Constitution and the Organic Law of Political Parties, as well as the Treaty of the European Union and the European Convention for the protection of Human Rights.
Specifically, articles 23 and 24 of the aforementioned statutes deal with the election procedure of organic charges and for the nomination of candidates to elected public officials. For its part, article 11 of the Internal Regulations regulates the presentation of endorsements in order to apply for a nomination.
The Legal deputy secretary of Vox, Marta Castrohas defended before the court that Muñoz Lorte lacks legitimacy to present his claim and claim that the party’s appointments to the Andalusian elections this Sunday be suspended as a precautionary measure.
Castro has explained that Muñoz Lorite “is not a full member” since he submitted his request on May 8, two days before he filed the lawsuit, and is still in the period -nine months- in which he is provisional member.
Within the framework of her speaking time, the representative of the party has assured that the plaintiff «what he wants is the expulsion of a candidacy without any foundation neither in fact nor in law”. In his opinion, «there is an evident mala fe» by the lawyer and an «absolute lack of evidence» that could «distort» Vox’s actions.
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