Quim Torra

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Quim Torra
Quim Torra a la Assemblea General d'Òmnium Cultural (2015).jpg
Torra in December 2015
131st President of Catalonia
In office
17 May 2018 – 28 September 2020
MonarchFelipe VI
Preceded byCarles Puigdemont
Succeeded byCarles Puigdemont (acting)
Member of the Catalan Parliament
for the Province of Barcelona
In office
17 January 2018 – 27 January 2020
Personal details
Born
Joaquim Torra i Pla

(1962-12-28) 28 December 1962 (age 58)
Blanes, Catalonia, Spain
Political partyIndependent
Other political
affiliations
Junts per Catalunya
ResidenceBarcelona
Alma materAutonomous University of Barcelona
OccupationLawyer and editor

Joaquim Torra i Pla (born 28 December 1962) is a Catalan nationalist politician, lawyer and editor. Torra was a member of the Parliament of Catalonia from 2018 to 2020 and is the 131st President of Catalonia since May 2018.[1]

Torra was elected to the Parliament of Catalonia at the 2017 regional election as an independent candidate for the pro-independence Junts per Catalunya electoral alliance. In May 2018 he was elected 131st President of Catalonia after the Spanish courts blocked three other candidates.

In March 2020, Torra tested positive for COVID-19 during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.[2]

In September 2020, he was removed from office.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Quim Torra becomes 131st Catalan president". Catalan News Agency. Barcelona, Spain. 14 May 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  2. Quim Torra da positivo en las pruebas de coronavirus (in Spanish)

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