Has Catalonia Given Up on Puigdemont?

It seems the resistance to Spain has either softened or is regrouping.  Only time will tell which is the case.

One thing is for sure, the independence leaders in Catalonia are preparing to move on without political exile Carles Puigdemont, as they look to find an alternative presidential candidate, having given up on the remote presidency idea, as well as the idea they could negotiate with Madrid for a return of the exiled Puigdemont.

From Telegraph UK

Catalonia independence parties ‘preparing deal for Puigdemont to step aside’

Catalan separatists are finalising a deal for ousted leader Carles Puigdemont to hand over the presidency to an alternative candidate at home, while retaining a symbolic role from his exile in Belgium.

Under the plan, Mr Puigdemont would be symbolically inaugurated as the “legitimate president” before stepping aside for a day-to-day leader who can form a government and restore Catalan autonomy after four months of direct rule.

Independence parties said on Tuesday that they would vote through a parliamentary resolution establishing Mr Puigdemont’s status in a session scheduled for Thursday, prompting threats of court action from unionist opponents.

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