Supreme Court judge Pablo Llarena has given the Public Prosecutor's Office, the Attorney General's Office and the political party Vox five days to make arguments concerning the release from remand of Jordi Sánchez (Junts Per Catalunya) so that he might attend a confidence debate in his candidacy as First Minister of Catalonia, scheduled for Monday morning at 10 a.m.

There is only one problem: the five-day deadline expires "early on Monday", a spokesman for the Supreme Court confirmed to The Spain Report.

Should the Public Prosecutor's Office or the Attorney General's Office or Vox, or all three of them, choose to use the maximum time now allotted to them, Mr. Sánchez might still be in a Madrid prison when the debate in his candidacy begins in Barcelona, even if the judge rules in ...

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