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Catalonia: Pro-independence candidate wins presidency 0

Catalonia: Pro-independence candidate wins presidency

Catalonia’s regional parliament has elected pro-independence supporter Quim Torra as president, ending months of political stalemate in Spain’s northeastern region. Torra, a close ally of former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, has promised to draft a constitution for a future Catalan Republic and restore regional laws that were suspended by Spanish courts in the wake of the October 1 referendum.…