Catalan parliament set to vote for regional leader on Jan. 30

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Posted: Jan 25, 2018 1:22 PM

MADRID (Reuters) - The Catalan parliament will vote to choose a new regional leader on Jan. 30, the Catalan parliament said in a statement on Thursday.

The only candidate for president of the northeastern Spanish region is sacked former leader Carles Puigdemont who is in self-imposed exile in Brussels after spearheading a drive for secession from Spain.

(Reporting By Sonya Dowsett; Editing by Jesus Aguado)