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Catalan parliament elects separatist Quim Torra as the Spanish region's new leader

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Catalan parliament elects separatist Quim Torra as the Spanish region's new leader

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Catalonia's parliament has elected hard-line separatist Quim Torra as the Spanish region's new leader. The divided parliament voted 66 in favour, 65 against and 4 abstentions for the election of Torra, who was handpicked by the region's exiled former leader, Carles Puigdemont.