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Carles Puigdemont is a candidate to lead a minority government in Catalonia

Catalonia's separatist leader Carles Puigdemont has announced he will stand before the new Catalan parliament elected by yesterday's local elections to form a new minority local government made up of separatist parties. Despite the electoral victory of the Catalan wing of the Socialist Party (PSOE) of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in the electoral contest, Carles Puigdemont, who has been in exile since 2017, believes he is in a better position to form a government and announced this today during press conference from Arzelle-sur-Mer in the south of France, a few kilometers from the Spanish-French border. Puigdemont, head of the centre-right Junts per Catalunya (Together for Catalonia) party, said that the leader of the Catalan Socialist Party, Salvador Illa, did not have an absolute majority in parliament and announced that he had started contacts with the Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC), the another major Catalan separatist party to form a “government of separatist commitment”. Yesterday's elections were a heavy hit […]
Source: News Beast

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