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Controversy in Senate as official taking oath in Catalan obliged to speak in Spanish

09 May 2018 12:17 PM

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A member of pro-independence party Esquerra Republicana (ERC,) Mirella Cortès, senator at the Spanish senate, has sparked controversy on Tuesday when taking her oath for her seat in the chamber. Speaking in Catalan, she affirmed how she would work “towards the freedom of political prisoners and the return of those in exile, up to the consolidation of the Catalan republic.”

  • Controversy in Senate as official taking oath in Catalan obliged to speak in Spanish