Reacting to the suggestion that the Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont may become the region’s president in exile, the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy threatened to retain direct rule.
Puigdemont remains in Brussels since October 2017, when he was dismissed from the Presidency following an illegal independence referendum.
According to legal advice issued by the Catalan Parliament on Monday, January 15, Puigdemont would need to be physically present in parliament to be elected Pre...

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