Polls must 'ratify' Catalonia's desire for independence: Puigdemont

 25 Nov 2017 - 15:01

Polls must 'ratify' Catalonia's desire for independence: Puigdemont
Deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont gives a press conference in Oostkamp, near Brugge, on November 25, 2017, to announce his candidacy for Catalan regional elections and unveil his electoral list for the December 21 election. The slogan reads "Together for Catalunya". / AFP / Emmanuel DUNAND

AFP

Oostkamp, Belgium: Catalonia's deposed leader Carles Puigdemont Saturday launched his campaign for regional elections by calling on Catalans to make known their desire for independence.

"We Catalans demonstrated to the world that we have the capacity and the will to become an independent state. And on (December) 21, we must ratify this," he said in Oostkamp in Belgium, where he fled to after the Catalan parliament declared unilateral independence.