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Newly elected President of the Basque pro-independence party Sortu,... News PhotoCity,Comunidad Autonoma del Pais Vasco,Congress,Democracy,Election,Giving,Horizontal,Pamplona,Political Party,Politics,President,Reform,Spain,SpeechPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPNewly elected President of the Basque pro-independence party Sortu, Hasier Arraiz (L) gives a speech during Sortu's founding congress on February 23, 2013 in the Northern Spanish city of Pamplona. Spain's constitutional court ruled on June 20, 2012 that Sortu, a previously banned Basque independence party with links to the armed separatist group ETA, could reform. Sortu was created in early 2011 by members of Batasuna, the political wing of ETA that has been banned from political life since 2003, in a bid by the movement to participate in local elections. AFP PHOTO / ANDER GILLENEA (Photo credit should read ANDER GILLENEA/AFP/Getty Images)