The speaker of the Catalan Parliament, Roger Torrent, has officially proposed Junts per Catalunya (JxCAT) deputy Jordi Sànchez as candidate to the presidency after Carles Puigdemont "provisionally" stood aside. The Parliament shared the official notification, signed by Torrent, this evening. The date for the investiture debate, however, has still not been set.
After meeting in the Parliament throughout the day today with the leaders of all the parliamentary parties, Torrent took his decision, supported by JxCat and ERC, although not currently CUP. The left-wing, pro-independence party do not, for the time being, plan to vote in favour of his investiture, meaning that Sànchez won't have the necessary votes to be invested president. JxCat and ERC hope to convince them to change their minds before the debate.
Fruit de la ronda de consultes amb els grups parlamentaris, acabo de signar la resolució proposant el diputat Jordi Sànchez i Picanyol (@jordialapreso) com a candidat pel debat d’investidura de la presidència de la Generalitat. #Parlament— Roger Torrent