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# carles-puigdemont - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Carles Puigdemont, the face of Catalan independence push, abandons leadership bid

Puigdemont, who is wanted in Spain for his role in the failed secession bid, is in self-exile in Belgium.

# carles-puigdemont - Monday 22 January, 2018

Exiled Catalan leader vows to form new government despite Spanish 'threats'

Puigdemont faces arrest if he returns to Spain over his role in the last year’s independence drive.

# carles-puigdemont - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Ousted Catalan president wants to return to the region following election victory

Puigdemont campaigned from Brussels, where he sought self-imposed exile after he was sacked by Madrid and a Spanish court charged him with rebellion.

# carles-puigdemont - Friday 22 December, 2017

Explainer: What now for Catalonia after the separatists secured election victory?

Independence is still a distant prospect despite yesterday’s election victory for separatists as Madrid reject appeal for meeting.

# carles-puigdemont - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Spain withdraws European arrest warrant for Carles Puigdemont

The judge has maintained the Spanish arrest warrant meaning Puigdemont will be detained upon arrival in the country.

# carles-puigdemont - Saturday 25 November, 2017

'We must ratify this': Deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont launches election campaign

Puigdemont was sacked as Catalan president after Catalonia’s independence declaration on 27 October

# carles-puigdemont - Friday 10 November, 2017

Catalonia: Ex-parliament speaker spends night in jail for involvement in independence drive

A judge at Spain’s Supreme Court has ordered Carme Forcadell to be detained on charges of “rebellion”.

# carles-puigdemont - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Judge has 24 hours to decide fate of former Catalan leader and ministers

The five men handed themselves in to police in Belgium this morning.

# carles-puigdemont - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Catalan leader could stay in Belgium for three months despite Spain demanding arrest

Belgian authorities have confirmed the receipt of a European arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont.

# carles-puigdemont - Friday 3 November, 2017

From The42 'It's a little bit scary - we are going backwards in a democratic state, we've regressed so much' Speaking Out

'It's a little bit scary - we are going backwards in a democratic state, we've regressed so much'

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has given his thoughts on the decision to imprison Catalan politicians.

# carles-puigdemont - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Catalonia leader summoned to Madrid to face questioning over 'rebellion'

Carles Puigdemont faces up to 30 years in prison.

# carles-puigdemont - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Catalan leader says he isn't in Belgium to claim asylum, but rather for 'safety purposes and freedom'

Facing charges of rebellion following his region’s vote for independence, Catalonia’s ousted leader Carles Puigdemont has turned up in Brussels

# carles-puigdemont - Friday 27 October, 2017

Spain has dissolved the Catalan parliament, removed its leader, and called an election for late December

Earlier, the Catalan parliament voted overwhelmingly to declare independence from Spain and proclaim a new republic.

# carles-puigdemont - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Catalan leader cancels - then re-arranges - speech, says he won't call elections to ease crisis

Carles Puigdemont said there were no “guarantees” in place “to justify calling elections today”.

# carles-puigdemont - Sunday 22 October, 2017

450,000 protest in Barcelona as Catalan leader claims Spanish government is 'acting like Franco'

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont was scathing in his condemnation of the Spanish government’s decision to strip him and his administration of their autonomy.

# carles-puigdemont - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Spain's government has stripped Catalonia of its 'autonomous powers'

The move had been widely expected in the wake of Catalonia’s recent disputed vote for independence.

# carles-puigdemont - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Spain to suspend Catalonia's autonomy unless leader abandons independence push

If Catalonia does not provide a satisfactory response by 8am tomorrow, direct rule could be imposed.

# carles-puigdemont - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Catalan president may declare region independent in defiance of Spain

All eyes will be on Carles Puigdemont’s speech later today.

# carles-puigdemont - Monday 9 October, 2017

Catalan leader says he must 'apply the law' after independence referendum

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is required by law to announce independence by tomorrow evening.

# carles-puigdemont - Monday 2 October, 2017

Catalan leader says region has won right to independence after 90% vote Yes in chaotic referendum

The controversial referendum saw violent scenes as Spanish police attempted to prevent the poll from taking place.

# carles-puigdemont - Friday 9 June, 2017

Catalonia is set to vote on independence from Spain

A referendum is set to be held on 1 October.