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Ex-Catalan Leader in Exile from Spain: Don’t Rule Me Out of European Election

BRUSSELS – The sacked former president of Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region, Carles Puigdemont, who is currently in self-imposed exile in Belgium to avoid a Spanish arrest warrant, said on Monday he had not discounted the possibility of running in upcoming European parliamentary elections.

Puigdemont told reporters in the Belgian capital Brussels, where he was avoiding the arrest warrant Spain issued for him to face charges of rebellion and sedition linked to his alleged role in organizing an illegal Catalan secessionist referendum and facilitating a subsequent declaration of independence in October 2017, not to write him off.

Puigdemont said that by offering himself as a second-choice to the vice president of the now-defunct Catalan government, Oriol Junqueras, who was in prison awaiting trial on similar charges as himself, he was not ruling himself out “of participating as a candidate.”

He said he had actively participated in “all the election campaigns” by having taken part in some 60 videos for other candidates.

However, he declined to say if he had been in touch with former Socialist politician Beatriz Talegon to link forces with her.

The elections for the European Parliament are slated for May.

 

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