Catalonia: Pro-independence candidate wins presidency

Catalonia: Pro-independence candidate wins presidency


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Catalonia’s regional parliament has elected skilled-independence supporter Quim Torra as president, ending months of political stalemate in Spain’s northeastern predicament.

Torra, an in depth ally of aged Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, has promised to draft a constitution for a future Catalan Republic and restore regional felony guidelines that had been suspended by Spanish courts within the wake of the October 1 referendum.

Catalonia has been in political limbo since Spain’s central authorities sacked Puigdemont and his cabinet and imposed dispute rule on the semi-self reliant predicament after it unilaterally declared independence on October 27 following a controversial referendum on the realm.

Regional elections had been held in December, all by which skilled-independence events obtained a majority of seats within the Catalan parliament, but 5 makes an attempt to elect a original president and manufacture a coalition authorities since then like failed. 

Spanish High Minister Mariano Rajoy has warned Article 155 of the constitution, which Madrid ancient to impose dispute rule on Catalonia, « would possibly be ancient again if critical », if the predicament’s next authorities doesn’t adhere to Spanish law.

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