WORLD New Catalan government takes office


New Catalan government takes office


19:16, June 02, 2018


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Catalonia's new separatist government was sworn in Saturday in an emotional ceremony full of pro-independence symbolism, a move that marks the end of Madrid's direct rule over the region imposed after a failed secession bid. 

The 13 councilors picked by new Catalan president Quim Torra, a close ally of ousted leader Carles Puigdemont, took the oath of office in the regional presidency in Barcelona – with some of them wearing yellow, the color that has come to symbolize the separatist cause.

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