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Separatists mull appointing jailed leader as Catalan president -- Carles Puigdemont is in self-exile in Belgium


© AFP/File | Catalan separatists have held frequent protests calling for freeom for “political prisoners”

MADRID (AFP) – Catalan separatist parties are considering appointing jailed civil society leader Jordi Sanchez as regional president as their negotiations to try and find a suitable candidate draw to a close, a lawmaker said.The parties — which form an absolute majority in the Catalan parliament — have been negotiating for weeks over who to pick as candidate for the regional presidency as Catalonia’s sacked leader Carles Puigdemont is in self-exile in Belgium. 319 more words

Ex-Catalan leader says can govern region from Belgium


© AFP/File | Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont says he has the legitimate mandate to rule after his Together for Catalonia list won the most votes within the separatist camp in the December elections… 244 more words

Court refuses to free jailed Catalan ex-vice president


© AFP/File | Protesters called for the release of jailed former Catalan vice president Oriol Junqueras in front of the city hall of Sant Vicenc dels Horts, near Barcelona, on Thursday… 316 more words

Catalonia Election Results a Stinging Defeat For Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy has said he is willing to talk with Catalonia’s new government after an electoral upset by separatists. Whether he is willing to meet with ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is less clear. 1.061 more words

After Catalan Voters Embrace Independence -- Puigdemont offers to meet Spain's PM outside Spain

AFP | Published — Friday 22 December 2017

Axed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont gives a press conference in Brussels on Friday, Dec.22, 2017. (AFP)

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Moment of truth for independence drive as divided Catalonia votes


BARCELONA (Reuters) – Voters in a deeply divided Catalonia flocked to the polls on Thursday with support for its separatist and unionist camps running neck-and-neck, leaving prospects of an end to Spain’s worst political crisis in decades looking slim. 881 more words