MADRID (Sputnik) — The final vote on a deal stipulating appointment of acting Catalan head and Junts pel Si leader Artur Mas as Catalan President resulted in a dead heat with 1,515 members of the party against and 1,515 for the deal validation.
The final CUP vote on a deal resulted in a dead heat with 1,515 members of the party against and 1,515 for the deal validation.
The party is set to hold an extraordinary meeting of the political committee on January 2 in order to resolve the situation since party has no stipulated procedures for such deadlocks.
In November, the Parliament of Catalonia twice voted against the candidacy of Artur Mas for the post of the government’s president. Mas' candidacy was supported by 62 lawmakers from the Junts pel Si coalition, while 73 representatives from all the other parliamentary groups, including 10 members of the parliament from the CUP, voted against it.
The members of the parliament have until January 9 to appoint Mas or come up with an alternative candidate. If they fail, Catalonia will have to hold fresh regional elections.