New leader wants in­de­pen­dence

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - WORLD NEWS -

Fer­vent Cata­lan se­ces­sion­ist Quim Torra, right, has been sworn in as the Span­ish re­gion’s new leader, with his de­mands for an independent Cat­alo­nia set to pro­long a stand-off with the coun­try’s na­tional gov­ern­ment. Mr Torra for­mally took of­fice at a cer­e­mony in the Cata­lan cap­i­tal, Barcelona.

He was elected by the Cata­lan par­lia­ment’s se­ces­sion­ist politi­cians on Mon­day.

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