Carles Puigdemont, former head of the autonomous government of Catalonia, said they wanted an independence referendum to form a government in Spain.
Carles Puigdemont, former head of the autonomous government of Catalonia and currently a member of the European Parliament (EP), imposed an amnesty and an independence referendum on separatist Catalan politicians in order to form a government in Spain.
Puigdemont held a press conference at the AP building in Brussels, the capital of Belgium.
Puigdemont, who had a search and arrest warrant in Spain, started to politically use the need for the Union for Catalonia (Junts) party, of which he was the leader, for the formation of a new government after the early elections in Spain on July 23.
Puigdemont reminded that the current Prime Minister and Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) leader Pedro Sanchez needs Junts support in parliamentary math in order to maintain the minority coalition government that he has ruled the country for the last 3.5 years. go.” he said.
Puigdemont, who met with a government official in Spain for the first time since October 2017, when he fled the Spanish jurisdiction and went to Belgium, received Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the left-wing Sumar party, Yolanda Diaz, in her room at the AP building yesterday. Puigdemont, detailing his meeting with Diaz, said, “There are not enough conditions for a deal today, but it needs to be created. The only way to deal with the government is Junts. This should be a historic deal.” made its essment.
‘ONE WAY INDEPENDENCE’
“Catalonia is a European country under attack.” “The only way Catalonia as a nation is demanding is independence. The referendum on 1 October was not a crime. There are no obstacles to holding a referendum in Spain, agreed with the state.” used the phrases. Puigdemont argued that an amnesty should be granted to separatist Catalan politicians and NGO leaders before Sanchez receives a vote of confidence from parliament to support him in forming a new government.
Puigdemont noted that they wanted to take steps to enable an independence referendum in Catalonia in the new legislative period that will begin afterwards, and also demanded that Catalan be accepted among the official languages of the EU.
POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY CONTINUES
After the early general elections held on 23 July in Spain, after no political party could obtain a sufficient majority to form a government, it is seen that the political fate of the country will be determined by the separatist Catalans.
Alberto Nunez Feijoo, the leader of the right-wing People’s Party, which won the first party with 137 deputies and was appointed by King Felipe to form the government, seems far from catching the 176 parliamentary majority in the negotiations he has conducted so far. (AA)