Madrid calls on Carles Puigdemont to participate in Catalan elections

Catalan regional government president Carles Puigdemont attends a regional government meeting at the Generalitat Palace in Barcelona on October 10, 2017.

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Catalan regional government president Carles Puigdemont attends a regional government meeting at the Generalitat Palace in Barcelona on October 10, 2017.

The Spanish government said Saturday the idea would certainly welcome the participation of sacked Catalan president Carles Puigdemont in regional elections to be held in December.

Government spokesman Inigo Mendez de Vigo told Reuters TV in an interview in which if Puigdemont wanted to continue in politics, “which can be his right, I think he should prepare for next elections.”

Puigdemont had earlier on Saturday called for a democratic opposition to Madrid’s takeover of the region following its declaration of independence.

“I’m quite sure in which if Puigdemont takes part in these elections, he can exercise in which democratic opposition.”

After dissolving the regional parliament as well as sacking the regional government on Friday, Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said a brand new regional election would certainly be held in Catalonia on December 21.

Mendez de Vigo also said he was confident in which the regional Catalan police would certainly obey the law after the government had sacked regional officers.

He said in which if Puigdemont refused to abandon his office, the government would certainly react with “intelligence as well as with common sense.”

Asked what would certainly happen if Puigdemont had to face prosecution inside courts, Mendez replied in which in Spain judicial as well as political powers were separate as well as in which “no one can be above the law.” He did not commit himself further.

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