11-May-18 TV News: 'Catalonia braces itself for key presidential debate'
11 May 2018 07:45 PM
ACN | Barcelona
There are less than 24 hours to go for the debate to pick a new president. Vying for the post is Quim Torra, an independent candidate who only joined politics recently, and is due to be sworn in on Monday –if there are no last-minute surprises. After being nominated by Carles Puigdemont yesterday evening, Quim Torra is on course to become the 131st president of Catalonia. The Spanish authorities haven’t voiced any objections to his bid, having already blocked four other presidential candidates from being sworn in. Yet Torra hasn’t been spared criticism from the non-pro-independence parties. The likely future head of the Catalan government had his first interview today since being chosen as candidate. In our show we’ll hear what Torra had to say and we’ll also learn a little bit more about him, unknown to the international public until now, but now a key figure in Catalan politics.