Last minute deal to form new regional government in Catalonia

Catalonia’s separatists have sealed a deal to form a new regional government that will work towards independence from Spain, the outgoing administration said Saturday, just hours before the deadline. (AFP)

The last minute deal between separatists parties avoid new elections. The new President of the “Generalitat” will be the mayor of the Catalan city Girona Puigdemont and not the former Catalonia President Artur Mas. (El Mundo)

Who is Puigdemont, the new President of Catalonia? Click here for the profile in English. Here for the profile in Spanish.

Ciudadanos’ leader Albert Rivera describes Mas’ move as “Pathetic”