Catalan Parliament races to debate potential president before his possible arrest
Catalan MP Jordi Turull may be arrested on Friday, following a parliamentary debate on his candidacy for president this evening
THE CATALAN PARLIAMENT will convene for a hastily arranged debate on whether Jordi Turull will become the next president of Catalonia, despite his possible arrest by Spanish authorities on Friday.
Tensions high as Catalan parliament prepares for new term
The new term of Catalonia’s parliament is set to begin, with the pro-independence majority threatened by the imprisonment and exile of several MPs
THE PARLIAMENT OF CATALONIA will return to business with the opening of a new term on 17 January, with its first session expected to appoint a new president and bureau.
However, uncertainty hangs over the proceedings, as the pro-independence parliamentary majority is threatened by the ongoing imprisonment and exile of several parliamentarians.
A republic is born: Catalan parliament votes to declare independence
The Catalan Parliament has voted in favour of a motion constituting a republic
“WE HEREBY CONSTITUTE THE CATALAN REPUBLIC,” read the motion today passed by the Catalan parliament.
Pro-independence lawmakers from a range of parties brought the motion to the floor, along with the Declaration of Independence which was signed by Catalan MPs two weeks ago, and then immediately suspended while the Catalan Government sought dialogue with its Spanish counterpart following the violence and repression of the 1 October independence referendum.