Laura Borràs elected Parliament speaker

Laura Borràs will be the new Catalan Parliament speaker for the new term that began on Friday, the 13th of the institution since its restoration in 1980. She was elected by 64 votes in favour out of 135, with 50 MPs voting for the Socialist candidate, Eva Granados. The session also included the oath of all 135 new MPs.

Borràs has become the third woman to hold the post after Núria de Gispert and Carme Forcadell – the latter of whom is currently serving a decade-long prison sentence for allowing a referendum bill be passed in parliament in 2017 and for her role in the independence push.

The whole article on this election with background information on Laura Borràs can be found on CatalanNews.

Photo by Job Vermeulen

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