A man of peace

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Jordi Cuixart

Jordi Cuixart i Navarro (1975) is the current president of Òmnium Cultural, a civic  organisation with over 120,000 members and 40 regional offices that was founded in 1961 to promote the Catalan language and culture, national emancipation, education and social  cohesion. In 2010 he joined the National Board of Òmnium, which was headed by Muriel Casals at the time, becoming its treasurer. He later became the deputy vice president an was appointed president in December 2015. He has been a member of Òmnium since 1996

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An imprisoned government

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Oriol Junqueras

Born in Barcelona on 11 April 1969, Junqueras is the vice president of the Catalan government and the Catalan minister of the economy and finance. He was the mayor of Sant Vicenç dels Horts from 2011 to 2015 and a member of the European Parliament from 2009 to 2012. He became the president of Esquerra Republicana (ERC) in 2011 and a member of the Parliament of Catalonia in 2012. He has a degree in Modern and Contemporary History and a PhD in the History of Economic Thought from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).

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Joaquim Forn

Born in Barcelona on 1 April 1964, Forn is the Catalan minister of the interior. He sat on  Barcelona City Council as a CiU councillor from 1999 to 2017. From 2011 to 2015, he was the first deputy mayor of Barcelona and headed the office of the presidency, the interior ministry and the department of security and mobility of Barcelona City Council. He is also the president of Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona. He has a degree in Law from the University of Barcelona.

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Dolors Bassa

Born in Torroella de Montgrí on 1 January 1959. Catalan Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Families. She was a councillor on Torroella de Montgrí City Council for the ERC from 2007 to 2015. She has been a member of the Parliament of Catalonia since 2015 with Junts pel Sí. Affiliated with the UGT since 2000, she was its secretary general of the counties of Girona from 2008 to 2015. She is a teacher and a psychologist.

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Raül Romeva

Born in Madrid on 12 March 1971. Catalan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Institutional Relations and Transparency. He has been a member of the Parliament of Catalonia since 2015, after being appointed head of the list for Junts pel Sí. He was a member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2014 for Iniciativa per Catalunya-Verds, a party that he left in March 2015. He has a PhD in International Relations and has a degree in Economics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

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Jordi Turull

Born in Parets del Vallès on 6 September 1966. Catalan Minister of the Presidency and spokesman for the Government of Catalonia. He was a councillor on Parets del Vallès City Council between 1987 and 2003 for CiU. A member of the Parliament of Catalonia since 2004, he was elected the chair of the parliamentary group Junts pel Sí in 2015, where he served until joining the Government of Catalonia in July 2017. He has a degree in Law from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

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Carme Forcadell

President of the Parliament of Catalonia from 2015 to 2017. She was one of the founders of Plataforma per la Llengua. In 2012, she was elected president of the Assemblea Nacional Catalana (ANC), where she served until 2015. During this period, she was one of the most prominent visible figures in the last large demonstrations organised by civil society. She has degrees in Philosophy and Communication and a Master’s degree in Catalan Philology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

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Jordi Sànchez

Jordi Sànchez i Picanyol (1964) is the former president of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC). A graduate in Political Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona  (UAB), he was the leader and spokesman of Crida a la Solidaritat (Call for Solidarity) from 1983 until it was dissolved in 1993. He directed the Jaume Bofill Foundation until 2010, when he left it to become the assistant to the Catalan ombudsman. On 16 May 2015, he took over the presidency of the ANC from Carme Forcadell until 16 November.

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Josep Rull

Born in Terrassa on 2 September 1968. Catalan Minister of Land and Sustainability. He was a councillor on Terrassa City Council from 2003 to 2014 and a member of the Parliament of Catalonia with CiU and Junts pel Sí. He was the general coordinator of Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya until 2016. He had previously been a secretary general of Joventut Nacionalista de Catalunya between 1994 and 1998. He has a degree in Law from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

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