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It is not known who will fill her shoes after her supposed successor, Carles Mundo, the former regional justice minister, is also being probed on the same charges.
The 46-year-old regularly appeared at multiple pro-Catalan rallies, including a speech he made on June 11 where he read out a pro-independence manifesto.
However, Rajoy has dismissed the idea of Puigdemont governing from Belgium as 'absurd', after he fled there on charges of rebellion and sedition.
LESS than a quarter of Catalans want to continue seeking independence from Spain as regional elections loom, a new poll has revealed. Just 24% of...
Fears of mass violence as Mariano Rajoy dissolves Catalan parliament and imposes direct rule on Catalunya in unprecedented move
PRIME Minister Mariano Rajoy has said he is dissolving the Catalan parliament after it voted to declare independence earlier today. The Spanish leader said the...
Jubilant crowds gather in Barcelona as Mariano Rajoy appeals for calm
THE Spanish senate in Madrid has approved the imposition of direct rule over Catalunya. It approved invoking Article 155 by a margin of 214 to...
THIS is the moment Catalunya MPs voted to declare independence from Spain. https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/923905767761051648 Pro-independence MPs can be seen standing and cheering as the result is read...
Barcelona crowd backs Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez as direct-rule deadline looms
Catalan leader seeks dialogue with Madrid but states region's right to be 'independent state'
Catalan leader urged not to split from Spain as fears grow over economy
Thousands march in pro-unity Barcelona demo as Catalan government hints at delay to independence declaration
Carles Puigdemont set to pull back from independence push in key speech this week
Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont set to declare independence at Monday's session
FOUR individuals, including an elderly woman, have sustained minor injuries after an unknown assailant shot at them with an air gun. The group were...
CATALAN CRACKDOWN: Cops raid regional government’s HQ and arrest MPs in latest offensive against independence referendum
PARAMILITARY police have raided the HQ of the Catalan government in a bid to shutdown the planned independence referendum. The offensive, performed by Policia Nacional...
SPAIN'S state prosecutor has ordered a criminal probe of 712 Catalan mayors who backed the upcoming independence referendum. All 712 have been summoned to court...
A Catalan government spokesman has since insisted that the referendum will go ahead
CATALAN politicians have failed to pass a law paving the way for an independence referendum. But pro-independence parties hope to have passed the bill by...
Catalonia promises it will leave Spain in TWO DAYS if voters back independence in upcoming referendum
There is no minimum turnout needed to validate the vote, according to the bill
The Spanish monarch said the vote will only 'negate freedom'
First Minister of Scotland Sturgeon said blocking the vote would be a 'democratic outrage'
The swing comes as Catalan President Carles Puigdemont promised a ‘legal and binding’ referendum this year
They have been supported by several Catalan politicians
The pro-independence camp has lost ground since July
The UK's decision to leave the EU has emboldened the Scottish independence campaign
Catalan authorities are splashing €9 million on the cards
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