Thursday, December 8, 2016
A profile of Barcelona’s mayor Ada Colau.
Former social movement activist Ada Colau has been Barcelona’s mayor since June 2014. She is the most influential of several radical municipal leaders in Spain engaged in new approaches to the conduct of local politics that are aimed at achieving social and cultural change. Her party, Barcelona in Common (BComu), is in the process of establishing a new left-wing party throughout Catalonia, with the aim of winning the next regional election.