Originally published at english.vilaweb.cat
Today was a day of historic significance for Catalonia. This is the first time in its history that Catalonia elects a parliament than enjoys a pro-independence majority both in number of seats and in its leadership. The speaker of the new parliament will be Carme Forcadell, the former president of the civil society group Catalan National Assembly, who only three years ago, after a massive pro-independence rally of Catalonia’s National Day, asked members of parliament to launch a process toward secession from Spain. As of today, Forcadell will preside over the chamber during a legislative period that should mark the transition to the Catalan Republic, provided independence forces are able to work together.
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