Cataluña’s saga continues

The latest move to enable Puigdemont to lead Cataluña from outside Spain involves a plan to amend the regional constitution

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Spanish government spokesman Iñigo Méndez de Vigo, who has said that Madrid will not tolerate 'under any circumstances' a symbolic presidency by Carles Puigdemont (Photo: EFE)

FIVE of the 32 people being investigated in Cataluña following the region’s independence referendum in October say they ceased their activity because it was illegal. Meanwhile, supporters of exiled former president Puigdemont continue to attempt to return him to leadership.

The judicial investigation into those suspected of helping to enable the vote could see charges including rebellion, sedition and embezzlement of public funds brought against those considered to be guilty. Now five senior figures in the former regional administration have told the investigating judge that they deny playing any part in decision-making ahead of the referendum.

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