New Catalan President Refuses to Swear Allegiance to Spanish King, Constitution

Thu 17 May 2018 at 17:26 International

NNA - Newly elected Catalan President Quim Torra took an oath on Thursday but has not sworn allegiance to Spanish King Felipe VI and the country’s constitution, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

"[I] will perform as the head of the government, being devoted to the people’s will and elected by the parliament," Torra said in a short speech, in which he has not sworn allegiance to both the Spanish king and the constitution.

On Monday, the Catalan Parliament elected Torra, a lawmaker from Junts per Catalunya party, as the president of the autonomous region.

The ceremony was not attended by representatives of the Spanish government.—SPUTNIK





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