Almost five months since December election, pro-independence majority sees head of government elected
14 May 2018 09:15 PM
Catalonia has a new president. Quim Torra was appointed as the 131st President of Catalonia on Monday after a second round of voting in the Catalan chamber. Torra was elected as the new head of government with the votes of the pro-independence parties, Junts per Catalunya (JxCat) and Esquerra Republicana (ERC). The four MPs from the Candidatura d'Unitat Popular (CUP) abstained, thereby allowing Torra’s election bid to succeed with a simple majority, after he failed to get an absolute majority of votes in the first round of voting on Saturday. The results were 66 votes in favor, 65 against and four abstentions.