barcelona - Even the latest attempt by the separatists to form a government in Catalonia failed initially. At the ballot, Quim Torra did not get the absolute majority required to become direct regional prime minister. This required the support of 68 parliamentarians. He was short of two.
On Monday in the second round, the 55-year-old lawyer and writer has a better chance of success, given the results of Saturday. Should that be disappointing again and there is still no regional government on 22 May, the Catalans must return to the polls.
Torra emphasized in the presentation of his plans following Carles Puigdemont that the proponents of secession from Spain will continue to pursue their ideal. 'We are going to work tirelessly to get a Republic of Catalonia. '