After nearly five months of political deadlock following a failed attempt to secede from Spain, the country's northeastern autonomous region of Catalonia has a new premier that was handpicked by ousted nationalist leader Carles Puigdemont.

Quim Torra was voted into office on May 14, during the second session of an investiture debate after failing to secure an absolute majority on May 12. Considered a radical hardline separatist, Torra was elected with a razor-thin majority when 66 of the dele...

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