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Quim Torra

Catalan politician, lawyer and editor, president of Catalonia

Joaquim Torra i Pla (born 28 December 1962) is a Catalan nationalist politician, lawyer and editor. Torra has been a member of the Parliament of Catalonia since January 2018 and is the president-elect of Catalonia.[1]

Quim Torra
Quim Torra a la Assemblea General d'Òmnium Cultural (2015).jpg
Torra in December 2015
131st President of Catalonia
Assumed office
TBD
MonarchFelipe VI
Preceded byCarles Puigdemont
Member of the Catalan Parliament
for the Province of Barcelona
Assumed office
17 January 2018
Personal details
Born
Joaquim Torra i Pla

(1962-12-28) 28 December 1962 (age 56)
Blanes, Catalonia, Spain
Political partyIndependent
Other political
affiliations
Junts per Catalunya
ResidenceBarcelona
Alma materAutonomous University of Barcelona
OccupationLawyer and editor

Torra was elected to the Parliament of Catalonia at the 2017 regional election as an independent candidate for the pro-independence Junts per Catalunya electoral alliance. In May 2018 he was elected 131st President of Catalonia after the Spanish courts blocked three other candidates.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Quim Torra becomes 131st Catalan president". Catalan News Agency. Barcelona, Spain. 14 May 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2018.

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