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Pro-independence nominee becomes 131st president of Catalonia

The new elected Catalan regional president Quim Torra is congratulated by members of his Junts per Catalonia (Together for Catalonia) parliamentary group after a vote session at the Catalan parliament in Barcelona on May 14, 2018. (AFP)

Kusai Kedri
Press TV, Barcelona

Catalonia’s pro-independence presidential pick Quim Torra has won a second vote to lead the restive northeastern Spanish region. It came after four failed attempts since the separatists won a regional election in December. Torra has vowed to end Spanish direct rule in Catalonia and to work towards achieving an independent Catalan Republic. Press TV’s Kusai Khedri reports 


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