Pujdeme declared the victory of the Catalan Republic
BARCELONA, December 22. /TASS/. The former head of Catalonia Carles Pujdeme argues that the results of the elections in the region the victory of the Catalan Republic. The speech of the former leader, who fled to Belgium, was broadcast on Friday, the TV channel La Sexta.
“Catalan Republic defeated monarchy 155 articles (of the Constitution that allowed the government to limit the autonomy of approx. TASS),” he said. As stated removed the head of the region, the results of the expression show that the Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy lost. “The Spanish state suffered a defeat,” he said.
“We need to restore the legitimate government (of the region), stressed Pujdeme. — Tonight, we’ve earned the right to be heard.” “The majority of Catalans demand a referendum (on independence),” — said the former head of autonomy, according to which “Europe should take note of” the results of the elections. “If Rajoy will continue the same course, he will get the same results,” said the former leader.
In the region on Thursday held parliamentary elections. The turnout in the vote was a record and exceeded 81%. The decision to conduct a vote was taken by the government of the Iberian Kingdom at the end of October. This step of Madrid went to the landmark in the democratic history of the country the crisis that erupted after the proclamation of the Parliament of Catalonia’s independence from Spain.
After calculation of 99,5% of reports the victory of the party “Citizens” advocating for the unity of the Kingdom. It gets 37 out of 135 seats in the Catalan Parliament.
Nevertheless, three political forces supporting independence, in the amount gets an absolute majority in the chamber.
So, the coalition “Together for Catalonia” Pokdemon gets 34 seats, “Republican Left of Catalonia” under the custody of the former Deputy head of the autonomy of Oriola Junkers — 32 mandates that “Candidates for the people’s unity” — four.
Pujdeme currently located in Belgium. The Prosecutor’s office accuses him and his associates in rebellion, mutiny and embezzlement. If returned to Spain he may be arrested as the court of the country issued a national warrant for his arrest. Thus the ex-the head of Catalonia did not rule out the possibility of returning to the Iberian Kingdom in the event of election victory.