“If I have to choose between being an inmate or a president, I’d rather be a president, even from afar,” Carles Puigdemont says.
In Brussels facing extradition to Spain on charges of rebellion and sedition, the ousted Catalonian president sees a disconnect between the people and "European elites."
For the Spanish region, the struggle for independence is far from over, but many see the vote as an important step in the face of violent opposition.
Together the nationalist coalition Junts pel Sí and the Popular Unity Candidacy party in Spain won the absolute majority of parliamentary seats in Sunday's regional election in Catalonia.
A regional party leader has confirmed that the Catalan government has forfeited plans to hold a public vote on independence from Spain.
The leader of Spain's wealthy northeast region opposed the country's central government in Madrid on Saturday and formally called for a referendum on independence.
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Who says you can't mix politics and pleasure? The former chairman of Barcelona's football (soccer) team has created a new Catalonian separatist party. His strategy is to use the Barcelona team's fame and the support of the area's most popular porn star to win an upcoming regional election.