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Council for the Republic

Council for the Republic

The Council for the Republic (Catalan: Consell per la República), also known as Council for the Catalan Republic, is a private organisation headed by deposed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, which seeks to organise and promote the Catalan independence movement following the failure of the 2017 Catalan declaration of independence.[1] It also promotes the defence of civil and political rights. The council consists of the president and seven members.[2]

Council for the Republic
Consell per la República
FormationOctober 30, 2018 (2018-10-30) (presentation in Barcelona)
December 8, 2018 (2018-12-08) (presentation in Brussels)
Founded atBarcelona
PurposeAdvocating for Catalan independence
Carles Puigdemont
Toni Comín

The Council was presented on 30 October 2018 in the Catalan Government Palace, Barcelona, by Carles Puigdemont, Toni Comín, Quim Torra and Pere Aragonès. The event was attended by representatives and deputies, as well as regional ministers and senior government officials, mayors and representatives of civic organisations.[3][4][5]

The Council for the Republic was presented on 8 December 2018 at the KVS Flemish Theater in Brussels. The event was attended by Quim Torra, Carles Puigdemont, Toni Comín, Clara Ponsatí, Lluís Puig and Meritxell Serret.[6][7][8]

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  1. Bowcott, Owen; Jones, Sam (2 March 2018). "Puigdemont vows to lead Catalan government in exile". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  2. Xavi, Tedó (28 February 2018). "Consell de la República i Assemblea de Representants: així funcionarà el Govern a l'exili" [Council of the Republic and Assembly of Representatives: this is how the government-in-exile will work]. Ara (in Catalan). Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  3. "Council for the Republic presented as 'lever' towards independence". Catalan News Agency. 30 October 2018. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  4. Lasalas, Marta (30 October 2018). "Puigdemont and Torra present the Catalan Council for the Republic". El Nacional. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  5. "Catalonia's new Council for the Republic: five key issues". VilaWeb. 31 October 2018. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  6. Lasalas, Marta (8 December 2018). "Catalan organization in exile Council for the Republic is launched in Brussels". El Nacional. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  7. "Council for the Republic presented in Brussels". Catalan News Agency. 8 December 2018. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  8. "Catalonia's Council for the Republic presented in Brussels". VilaWeb. 9 December 2018. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
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