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President announces talks to seek unity among self-determination supporters

Torra to speak to parties and civic organizations ahead of Catalan trial verdict

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29 May 2019 12:57 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

Two days after the electoral period, which included three elections in the space of a month, ended, the Catalan president announced that talks would take place with parties and civic organizations in favor of self-determination to seek "strategic unity" until the Catalan trial’s verdict is announced.

The Supreme Court’s decision regarding the prosecuted politicians and activists is likely to be announced in autumn since, with the trial due to finish on June 11, it is not likely that the deliberation will be presented before August.

Message to Europe

In Parliament on Wednesday, Torra also sent a message to Europe after the May 26 EU elections. "Listen to the people who are voting time and again for freedom, democracy and the right to self-determination," he said.

The parties in favor of independence won 49.7% of the votes in the Euro vote – the biggest share to date in any election.

Socialists: "Bad government"

As of this Sunday, Torra’s cabinet will have been in office for a year, with the president defending their work despite Socialist leader Miquel Iceta describing it as an "ineffective and bad government."

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  • The Catalan president, Quim Torra, in a parliamentary plenary session on May 29, 2019 (by Guillem Roset)

  • The Catalan president, Quim Torra, in a parliamentary plenary session on May 29, 2019 (by Guillem Roset)

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