Spain bars exiled ex-Catalan leader from European election

Spain bars exiled ex-Catalan leader from European election
  • Clock-gray 19:40
  • calendar-gray 29 April 2019

Spain’s electoral commission barred former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont from running in the European Parliament elections in May, he said on Monday, a day after a general election where the region’s separatism has been a pivotal issue, ONAreports citing Reuters.

Puigdemont fled Spain in 2017 after Madrid imposed direct rule on the wealthy northeastern region which had unilaterally declared independence. He is living in Belgium.

Other news