3rd April 2020

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Pedro Sánchez and Quim Torra face ‘long talks process’

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Newly elected Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez met with the Catalan president Quim Torra in Barcelona on Thursday, the first time they have held any official talks since December
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Six of the jailed Catalan leaders attend Parliament hearing

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Six of the nine Catalan leaders who were sentenced to jail by the Spanish Supreme Court for their roles in the 2017 Catalan independence referendum,
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Catalan president refuses to step down, despite court confirming suspension

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Quim Torra, the Catalan president, has refused to step down from his post, despite the Spanish Supreme Court confirming the Spanish Electoral Authority (JEC)’s decision to suspend him as
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Far-right Vox seeks to make independence parties illegal

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Spain’s far-right Vox party has submitted a draft bill to the Spanish Congress to amend the law on political parties, with the objective of making pro-independence
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The new Spanish coalition cabinet gets to work

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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, officially re-elected on Tuesday 7 January, presided over his first new coalition cabinet meeting in Madrid on Tuesday, together with his
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Pedro Sánchez voted in as PM of Spain’s first ever coalition government

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Socialist (PSOE) leader Pedro Sánchez has been officially voted in as Spanish Prime Minister on Tuesday, after a second round vote gave him 167 votes
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Quim Torra ratified as Catalan president, despite electoral authority ruling

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Catalan president Quim Torra appeared before an extraordinary plenary session of the Catalan Parliament at his own request on Saturday afternoon, only a day after Spain’s Electoral
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Pedro Sánchez still on course (just) to be voted in as PM

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A fierce three-day debate commenced in the Spanish Congress on Saturday, with the Socialist (PSOE) leader and Spain’s acting prime minister Pedro Sánchez still on
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Quim Torra disqualified from Catalan presidency

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Catalan president Quim Torra has said that he will not accept the order from the Spanish Electoral Authority (JEC) ordering that he must be disqualified from his post.
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Sánchez, pending Junqueras report, still hopes to be sworn in prior to ‘Three Kings’

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Pedro Sánchez, Spain’s socialist (PSOE) acting prime minister, is still hoping to be sworn in as leader of a new coalition government before the Three