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The Catalan independence parody with its own president - BBC
Tabarnia is an imaginary region of Catalonia created by Spanish unionists as an online parody of the Catalonian independence movement.

So popular has it become that activists have now taken the joke one step further by unveiling theatre actor Albert Boadella as the pretend "president" of the fictional region, at a packed press conference in Barcelona.

Boadella was sworn in via a video link from his "exile" in Madrid, an undisguised dig at Catalonia's deposed former leader Carles Puigdemont, who has spent the last few months abroad to avoid charges of sedition, rebellion and misappropriation of funds at home.

So-called Tabarnians seek to ridicule the ambitions of Catalan separatists by campaigning for Tabarnia to secede from Catalonia and remain part of Spain.

by Bernard on Wed Jan 24th, 2018 at 08:51:59 PM EST
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