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Separatist Roger Torrent new president of parliament of Catalonia

The Catalan parliament has Roger Torrent (38) of the left-wing party ERC chairman of the new parliament of the region will be elected.

At the constituent meeting in Barcelona were 127 out of the total of 135 delegates present. Three separatist politicians sitting in pre-trial detention, five others – including ex-government leader Carles Puigdemont – are located in Brussels at the time of their arrest to evade.

The 38-year-old Torrent pulled the Wednesday with the help of the separatist parties. The ERC spokesperson and former mayor of the Catalan town of Sarriá de Ter, now need to make these important decisions. It’s all about or Puigdemont in the absence again to the regional minister-president may be elected.

The separatist camp maintained in the regional elections of 21 december its majority in the parliament. They went from 72 seats in 2015 to 70 seats. The largest separatist parties – the Junts per Catalunya and Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) – agree to the 55-year-old Puigdemont as a candidate to support.

Puigdemont had already announced that his government at the end of the month through a video conference will propose, or by a representative will be replaced. The central government in Madrid, which is the region under a guardianship order has been placed, in that case to the supreme court draw. She wants at all costs to prevent Puigdemont again comes to power.

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