Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont launches new party

A year after secession bid, the separatist tries to rally support from his base in Belgium

A year after threatening the unity of Spain with an attempt to declare independence, the former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont launched a new party on Saturday, as part of a new bid to rally separatists from his base in Belgium.

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Source: theguardian