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Five arrested leaders of Catalonia independence movement receive seats in Spanish Parliament

The elections in Spain took place on Sunday, April 28
18:57, 29 April 2019

El Mundo

Five leaders of the Catalonia independence movement, now arrested, received mandates in the early parliamentary elections that took place in Spain. It is reported by Deutsche Welle.

Reportedly, the “Left Republicans of Catalonia” (ERC) party brought the former deputy head of Catalonia, Oriol Junqueras, to the parliament. In addition, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Catalonia, Raúl Romeva, who was nominated by the same party, will receive mandate of the upper house of parliament, the Senate.

From the "Together for Catalonia" bloc, which stands for secession from Spain and is headed by the former Carles Puigdemont, the mandates received Jordi Turull, Jordi Sanchez and Josep Rull.

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The elections in Spain took place on Sunday, April 28. According to the results of counting 99.4% of the ballots, the previously ruled Socialist Party gains the largest number of votes - 28.7%.

The center-right People’s Party, which repeatedly replaced the socialists in power, received 16.7% of the vote.

The Vox ultra-right party won 10.3% of the vote. Thus, passes to the parliament at first time.

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