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14-May-18 TV News Special: 'Quim Torra new Catalan president'

14 May 2018 07:54 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

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Catalonia has a new president. Quim Torra, that's the man of the day, has been elected today as leader after more than six months without a government. Quim Torra is the 131st Catalan president. He has been elected today, in what comes as the end of a tensions period for Catalonia during which this same parliament declared independence, the Spanish government suspended self-rule and the leading figures of the Catalan executive were sent to prison or went into exile. After four failed attempts to elect a president, the pro-independence parties in the chamber today managed to swear in one.

  • 14-May-18 TV News Special: 'Quim Torra new Catalan president'