Spanish court determines that Catalan ex-leader can vote European

MADRID: A Madrid Court Ruled Monday That The Former Catalan Leader, Who Fled To Belgium In 2017 To Escape The Arrest For His Role In One, Could Participate In The European Parliament Elections On 26 May.

The Electoral Commission Of Spain ' Last Month, Puigdemont And Two Other Fugitive Catalan Politicians Banned, But Challenged The Decision. Puigdemont And Toni Comin Live In Belgium While Clara Ponsati Resides In Scotland.

All Three Are Arrested When They Return To Spain, Since The Referendum Was Considered Illegal By The Constitutional Court.

Spain's Election Body Originally Decided That They Cannot Flee After A Trial By Conservative Parties Gathered Against The Independence Process: Ciudadanos And People S Party.

But The Madrid Court Agreed With The Catalans ' Appeal, Saying They Had The Right To Run In The European Elections Despite Being Accused Of Rebellion And Other Charges For Their Part In The 2017 Declaration Of Independence.

Was A Central Point During Campaigns For The Indistinct Elections Of Spain ' April 28th. Regional Parties Preferring Independence Could Play A Role In Supporting Acts Of Deputy Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez To Form A Government

If Sanchez Gets Support From Far Left Podemos, Who Has Proposed Coalition Interpreters, And Basque Nationalists, He Needs The Vote Or Abstention Of Only One Other Legislator To Form A Government With A Parliamentary Majority.

With Right-wing Parties Standing Steadfastly Opposite Sanchez ' S Efforts To Form A Government, That One Voice Or Abstention Can Fall At A Pro Independence Party In Catalonia.

There Is Good Legal Work Behind Every Victory Achieved ... Our Team Know What It Holds, How To Fight And How To Win, Puigdemont Said On Twitter Shortly After The Judgment (Writing By Sonya Dowsett; Editing By Andrew Cawthorne)

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