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New Political Storm Brews in Catalonia for Key Sanchez Ally

Pere Aragones 

Pere Aragones 

Photographer: Pau Barrena/AFP/Getty Images

Catalonia’s separatist president is set to name a batch of new cabinet members in a bid to shore up his government after its main coalition partner pulled the plug on their alliance.

The seven new so-called councilors will be sworn in Tuesday, President Pere Aragones said on his Twitter account. The move to fill vacant posts in the administration with officials from his own ERC and other parties comes after Junts per Catalunya, which backed his government, said on Oct. 8 it would exit the partnership.