Podemos suspends Covadonga Tomé, its only deputy in Asturias, from militancy

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The national direction of We can has suspended its only member of the General Assembly of the Principality of Asturias from militancy, Covadonga Tomefor whom a disciplinary file has been opened.

Tomé received the communication this Friday afternoon around 6:30 p.m. The document indicates that the file is initiated by the Technical Team of Podemos Asturies, acting as a collegiate body having become aware of the existence of “some acts committed by the registered Covadonga Tomé, which have characteristics or indications of infringement of the Statutes.”

The document includes up to nine facts, related to statements made by the current deputy at different times of the electoral campaign in the media about members of the regional leadership of the party and criticism of the management of the leadership. They also accuse her of attending meetings and events on behalf of Podemos “disregarding the democratically elected representative bodies of the party, and constituting herself without their authorization as an alleged representative of Podemos.”

Tomé, which is part of the Mixed Group of the General Board together with the Forum deputy Adrian Pumareshas also been filed for “having decided on the destination of the parliamentary funds made available to the Joint Group”, as well as the hiring of Laura Tuero as a parliamentary assistant “without agreeing on said provisions and appointment with the party’s leadership bodies.”

The Podemos leadership adds that Tomé, since she was elected regional deputy, “has not donated any of her public salary in the way established in Podemos’s internal regulations.” All of these events have been considered by Podemos as “serious” and “very serious” infractions.

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