CATALUNYA’S parliamentary speaker steps down as she is the latest casualty over an investigation into sedition and rebellion.

Fiercely pro-independence, Carme Forcadell has announced she is stepping down – but will retain law making powers.

It is not known who will fill her shoes after her supposed successor, Carles Mundo, the former regional justice minister, is also being probed on the same charges.

“I think this new political moment requires a new person who is, above all else, free of legal proceedings,” she said.

Forcadell was a key figure opposition voice against the Spanish government as the independence took of Catalunya resulting with the regional parliament declaring unilateral independence on October 27th.


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