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Puigdemont drops his bid for Catalonia leadership

Puigdemont drops his bid for Catalonia leadership

Puigdemont was at the forefront of the movement for Catalonia's independence from Spain that led to massive protests in 2017 and resulted in the country's worst political crisis in decades.

The former separatist leader Carles Puigdemont has announced he is ending his bid to become president of Catalonia.

Pro-independence parties - Puigdemont's Together for Catalonia (JxCat), the Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) and the Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP) - were behind yesterday's approved motion, which reminded MPs: "He is the legitimate candidate for the presidency of the Generalitat".

"We won't surrender, we won't give up", he said in the video, saying he hoped to shine global attention on the independence cause.

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He said his withdrawal was the only way to get a new government underway. Sanchez is in prison facing charges of sedition. Rumours of his appointment previously prompted the Minister of Justice, Rafael Catala, to say it was hard to imagine a president who was "in prison".

Some politicians in the independence camp want former regional head Puigdemont to govern from Brussels, where he has been in self-imposed exile since October, but such a solution faces many potential legal hurdles.

Rajoy is due to chair a cabinet meeting on Friday to discuss the latest developments to see if they could be bought to the Constitutional Court, Spanish news agency EFE reported.

"A team of global lawyers has filed a lawsuit against Spain at the United Nations Human Rights Committee in my name, for violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Charter of Civil and Political Rights".


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