12-Feb-18 TV News: ‘Spain won’t let Puigdemont be president, says Junqueras’
Spanish authorities will never let Carles Puigdemont be reinstated as Catalan president. This is what his deposed vice president, Oriol Junqueras, said today from prison. Responding to a questionary in writing, the Esquerra leader said that the top priority for pro-independence forces should be to form a government. But before that, a president needs to be sworn in. Talks continued today between the parties in favor of a Catalan state, as the Spanish government made it clear that direct rule of the country will continue as long as a new executive is not formed. Rajoy’s cabinet also announced investments for the Barcelona and Girona airports. Meanwhile, we also learned that Catalonia might be a good place to invest in, in the near future.