- Torredembarra town council had to have picture of Royal in every chamber
- Officials from the far-left party decided to only use a tiny image of the king
- Seventeen councillors have now been asked to see a judge about decision
- One councillor said he thought the investigation was politically motivated
An anti-monarchist town council in Spain has beaten the law requiring it to have a picture of the king by hanging a portrait-sized one up.
Torredembarra town council was told it had to have a picture of the Royal in every chamber.
Officials from the far-left pro-Catalan party CUP, which stands for an independence, decided to get round the law by only using a tiny image.
An anti-monarchist town council in Spain has beaten the law requiring it to have a picture of the king by hanging a portrait-sized one up (above the door)
Seventeen councillors have now been told they must appear before a judge for passing the motion, according to The Local.
The miniature photograph of King Felipe VI currently hangs over a door alongside an image of Artur Mas, the Catalan president.
Independent councillor Lluis Sune told The Local he thought the investigation was a ‘political decision’.
He added: ‘There is no article [within the law] specifying the size of the portraits beyond that the king must be of equal or greater dimensions than the regional president.’
Independent councillor Lluis Sune said there was nothing in the law that specified the size the portrait had to be. The portrait used by Torredembarra town council is circled (above)
Torredembarra town council was told it had to have a picture of the Royal in every chamber. Above, the miniature portrait of the king, who hangs next to an image of Artur Mas, the Catalan president
Lawmakers in Catalonia kicked off the independence process in November last year.
They aim to have seceded from Spain by 2017 despite impassioned pleas from Madrid’s central government.
Seventy-two pro-independence representatives – who hold a majority at the regional parliament – voted for a resolution to break from the rest of the country last year.