A former President of the Generalitat (government) of Catalonia Carles Pujdeme called on the Spanish authorities to restore the government in the region, which was dissolved after the referendum on independence. He said this in Brussels, writes AFP.
Pujdeme demanded from the authorities of Spain «to return all that they expropriated the Catalans».
The dismissed leader of Catalonia insists that he is still the legitimate head of the region.
1 October in a referendum organized by the government of Catalonia, the region of Spain supported 90,18% of participants of plebiscite. Voter turnout was 43%. In clashes with security forces who blocked part of polling stations were affected 893 people.
On 27 October, the Catalan Parliament adopted a resolution which declares independence from Spain.
28 Oct Madrid deprived Catalonia autonomy and took responsibility for the management of the region.
Rajoy dismissed the Catalan Parliament and set new elections. He also terminated the powers of the government of Catalonia and the head of Carles Pokdemon.
November 2, Spain’s national court decided to detain the members of the deposed government of Catalonia. They were accused of attempting a coup d’etat.
Pujdeme went to Brussels and said he would stay there until, until it receives guarantees «a fair trial».
December 21 was held early elections to the Parliament of Catalonia. The turnout was 81,94%. Three advocating for the region’s independence party («Republican Left of Catalonia», «Catalonia Together» and «the Candidacy of national unity») received 70 seats out of 135.
Pujdeme urged the Spanish government to restore in Catalonia the previous government 31.12.2017