The Central Electoral Board (JEC) has decided to open a file on the government spokesperson, Isabel Rodríguez, for repeatedly exceeding institutional neutrality in the press conferences after the Council of Ministers.
As we are in the period prior to the campaign of the regional and municipal elections on May 28, the legislation establishes that the institutions cannot make electoral uses in their demonstrations. Previously, the JEC had twice warned the minister spokesperson for her latest interventions in the La Moncloa press room and, as EL MUNDO has learned, the PP will present a new complaint for the press conference after the Council of Ministers of yesterday, wednesday
This Wednesday, in fact, from Genoa the minister spokesperson was already urged to rectify her repeated use of the press room table in an electoral manner throughout recent times. Now, in addition, the popular will go to this body to denounce the different manifestations of Rodríguez.
It is not the first time that the Central Electoral Board, which is the body in charge of ensuring neutrality and compliance with regulations that guarantee transparency in electoral processes in our country, warns or gives a warning to members of the Government by Pedro Sanchez. It already did so in 2019 with the then Minister of Education and spokesperson, Isabel Celaá, whom the Board urged to avoid making "political assessments with electoral connotations" on land close to the polls.
That same year, the JEC prosecuted the head of the Executive himself for making “electoralist” use of La Moncloa by granting an interview on television from the very seat of Government. A file that, despite being appealed, resulted in a fine of 500 euros for Sánchez.
In that case, the file came after the president used the La Moncloa facilities to conduct a televised interview on October 25, 2019, as a socialist candidate for the general elections, and on the occasion of the exhumation of Francisco Franco and his transfer out of the Valley of the Fallen a few days before the last national elections are held.
In addition, the JEC has also agreed to withdraw the seat of the former president of Parliament Laura Borràs, after the Catalan Court of Justice on March 30 determined a sentence of four and a half years in prison and 13 years of disqualification for crimes of falsification of official documents and another of prevarication.
Thus, his regional seat must be occupied by the next candidate on the Junts per Catalunya list, Antoni Castellà. The JEC thus responds to the application of the Organic Law of the General Electoral Regime, which establishes that those convicted by sentence, even if it is not final, for crimes against the Public Administration, as is the case of Borràs, are “inelegible”.
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