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Catalans nominate 'radical' presidential candidate Quim Torra

14 May 2018, 12:16 | Myrtle Vega

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Coalition spokesman Eduard Pujol says they will try to elect Puigdemont by May 14.

Torra's election and the formation of a new government would close the latest chapter in the Catalan crisis, which reached its height a year ago when regional leaders held a disputed referendum on breaking away from Spain and then declared independence. For election as head of the regional government of Catalonia, Torre will be sufficient to support a simple majority of the deputies: that is, the number of votes "for" must exceed the number of those who voted "against", excluding abstentions or not present at the meeting of parliamentarians.

Addressing the Catalan parliament on Saturday, Mr Torra, a staunch supporter of secession, vowed to work towards a Catalan republic and referred to Mr Puigdemont as the legitimate leader of the region.

Exiled former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont renounced his candidacy for the regional presidency on Thursday, suggesting in his stead a politician who is acceptable to Madrid.

Backing unilateral independence over the negotiated exit favoured by larger separatist parties, the CUP has previously broken ranks with the pro-independence block.

The court announced on Wednesday evening it had ruled "admissible the appeal of the government" and suspended the reform, which had been temporarily blocked while the court deliberated.

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Torra is a newcomer to politics.

But since then, all candidates proposed by the separatist camp to lead Catalonia have fallen flat, as they are either overseas and wanted by Spain, or already in prison, charged with rebellion.

Government spokesman Inigo Mendez de Vigo said earlier the Catalan parliament would not be able to call a session to appoint Puigdemont "at the risk of committing the offence of disobedience". "Our group proposes member of parliament Quim Torra to be president of the Catalan government so he can take on this responsibility in the next few days and so that a government can be formed immediately", Puigdemont said.

Regional elections were held in December, which separatist parties won, but every leadership candidate picked by the separatist camp since has fallen flat.

A German court last month dismissed the extradition request for Puigdemont on the rebellion allegations and released him on bail.



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