Category: Catalan

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Tabarnia: A no longer-so-humorous joke on Catalan democracy

The December 21 election in Catalonia produced some striking results and accentuated the deepening polarisation in the region. In the middle of what the pro-independence camp called a “Spanish occupation”, with the region’s autonomy practically repealed, the Catalan President Carles Puigdemont forced into self-exile in Belgium and some Catalan legislators sent to prison, those who…

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Spain to dam Puigdemont as Catalan president

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy asked the Constitutional Court to block the nomination of former Catalan regional President Carles Puigdemont to resume his post on Friday. The move comes after the Spanish government’s Council of Ministers, headed by Rajoy, announced late Thursday night it will attempt to block the nomination. Puigdemont was president of Catalonia’s regional…