Supreme Court disqualifies president Torra - live updates
Political parties react to Supreme Court ruling ordering removal of Catalan leader
The Supreme Court confirmed on Monday that Catalan president Quim Torra is guilty of disobedience and thereby should be removed from office. Spain’s top court upheld Torra’s 18-month ban from public office for keeping signs in solidarity with the jailed pro-independence leaders on public buildings during an electoral period last year. Catalonia now may face weeks of political uncertainty as pro-independence parties consider how to respond to Torra’s ousting, while opposition groups call for a snap election. Grassroots groups like Òmnium Cultural, the Catalan National Assembly, and the Committees in Defense of the Republic (CDR) have organised a protest for Monday afternoon.
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