4-Jun-18 TV News: ‘Catalan government’s first day at work’
04 June 2018 08:00 PM
ACN | Barcelona
Catalonia has a new government, and very soon, so will Spain. Direct rule from Madrid might be over, but the challenges for Quim Torra and his ministers, if anything, have just begun. It took Catalonia seven months, since the declaration of independence, to recover its government. And on Saturday, Article 155, the constitutional device that allowed direct rule from Madrid, came to an end. The new cabinet members appointed by president Quim Torra, assumed their posts, and Catalan government went back to work. Apart from daily governance, pro-independence parties will also have to deal with the effects of direct rule, as well as the judicial case against them. Meanwhile in Spain, there’s a new president: Pedro Sánchez, who came to power on Friday, thanks in part, to Catalan parties. And also today, Catalan News brings you very positive unemployment figures, and the latest on the festival season.