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Catalonia crisis: deposed leader Puigdemont says he’ll respect elections

In latest twist to independence drama, Carles Puigdemont tells press conference in Brussels he will return home if fair judicial process is guaranteed

Catalonia’s deposed president, Carles Puigdemont, has promised to respect the results of December’s snap regional elections and said he would leave Belgium and return home immediately if a fair judicial process were guaranteed in Spain.

Puigdemont, who could face charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds over his administration’s push for independence, travelled to Brussels hours before Spain’s attorney general announced the possible charges on Monday.

Read more at https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/31/catalonia-ex-president-puigdemont-belgium-asylum-independence