00:27 GMT09 August 2020
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    Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont is the only candidate by the majority parties but he needs to attend a praliamentary plenary to assume the power. After Catalonia voted for independence in October, Puigdemont has fled abroad; he faces arrest in Spain.

    A rally was held underway in Barcelona on January 30 — its participants demanded the reinstatement of Catalonia's government.

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