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Ousted Catalan Leader Calls For United Front For Independence


On Saturday, ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont called for a united political front in the December 21 election, to continue the drive for independence from Spain. Puigdemont, who went to Belgium after his government was fired following a unilateral declaration of independence, said he was considering standing in the election from Brussels. In a tweet, the former Catalan president said that “It is time for all democrats to join together.

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