Artur Mas guarantees he will react if the party’s corruption scandal is proved


The President of the Catalan Government and leader of Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya (CDC), Artur Mas, faced the Catalan Parliament on Wednesday, the day after the judge stated there was evidence the governing CDC might have illicitly earned €5.1 million in an influence peddling case, the so called Palau case.

CDC is the Liberal party within the Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Coalition (CiU) which runs the Catalan Government. Mas stated that the judge’s suspicions about CDC were “not proved” and he underlined the trial had not started yet. The Catalan President said he believed in the word of the party members involved in the scandal, who are denying the accusations. “I want to believe them, because I know they are telling the truth”, emphasised Mas. However, he also stated that, if at the end the suspicions are backed up with proofs, he “will be the first one to act” as the party leader.

The opposition parties have directly asked Mas about the scandal. They have asked him for further explanations and to adopt the consequent measures if the accusations turn out to be true. The Catalan President replied to the opposition saying that there are no suspicions that any member of the Government participated in the case.

Read @ Agència Catalana de Notícies

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