Exiled Leader Puigdemont Withdraws As Candidate For Catalan Presidency
14 May, 2018, 00:16 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
Radical leftists say they will not block separatist candidate.
Puigdemont was president of Catalonia in October when he supported a referendum seeking independence from Spain.
Former leader Carles Puigdemont, now living in Germany, put forward little-known Catalan member of parliament Quim Torra as the new candidate in a televised address published on social networks late on Thursday.
If he does not get this backing, a simple majority in a second vote 48 hours later, on Monday, will be sufficient under Spanish electoral law.
He soon made a name for himself in Catalan nationalist circles, joining various separatist organisations, including those that helped organise the huge rallies that eventually led to last year's independence push and subsequent political crisis.
He was handpicked by the deposed former president, Carles Puigdemont, regarded by secessionists as the rightful leader but now in Germany facing extradition proceedings on rebellion charges.
Fresh polls will be triggered if a new leader is not elected by May 22.
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