Declaration of independence back on the table - Puigdemont won't call early election
26 October 2017 09:26 PM
The Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, has finally decided not to call an early election. In an institutional statement from the government headquarters, Puigdemont said he has unsuccessfully tried to get "guarantees" from Madrid that a snap election would stop the suspension of Catalonia's self-government. "There are no guarantees," he said, accusing the Spanish government of behaving "irresponsibly." Puigdemont added that it is now up to the Catalan Parliament majority to decide the next steps forward.